Evaluating and Supporting Patients Presenting with Cognitive Symptoms Following COVID
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This COCA Call will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020
During this COCA Call, presenters will discuss post-COVID conditions (PCC), an umbrella term for the wide range of health consequences that are present four or more weeks after infection with SARS-CoV-2, which includes long COVID. Cognitive symptoms, often described by patients as “brain fog”, are frequently reported following SARS-CoV-2 infection. The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) has recently published a Multi-Disciplinary Collaborative Consensus Guidance Statement on the Assessment and Treatment of Cognitive Symptoms in PCC that provides practical guidance to clinicians in the assessment and treatment of individuals with cognitive symptoms and a history consistent with PCC. The burden of PCC is expected to reflect the disproportionate burden of infection by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status and to highlight ongoing inequities in health care. The Health Equity Work Group of the AAPM&R has developed guidance to highlight the central role that principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion play in delivering quality health care.
Jennifer Cope, MD, MPH
Post-COVID Conditions Team
Epidemiology Task Force
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Michelle Haddad, PhD
Director of Post-COVID Neuropsychology Clinic
Director of Inpatient Neuropsychology
Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine & Neurology
Emory University School of Medicine
Jeffrey S. Fine, MD, FAAPMR
Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Rusk Rehabilitation
Dept of Rehabilitation Medicine and Dept of Medicine
NYU Langone Health
Talya K. Fleming, MD
Assistant Professor and Medical Director
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute
Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hackensack Meridian Medicine
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Thursday, May 5, 2022,
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Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022
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- Describe cognitive symptoms associated with post-COVID conditions (PCC).
- Determine which clinical assessments and tests are needed for an individual patient with cognitive symptoms.
- Apply health equity considerations to clinical care, activity management, and reconditioning of long COVID patients.
COCA Call Objectives
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- Discuss CDC’s role in the topic covered during the presentation.
- Describe the topic’s implications for clinicians.
- Discuss concerns and/or issues related to preparedness for and/or response to urgent public health threats.
- Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention in cooperation with patients, communities, at-risk populations, and other members of an interprofessional team of healthcare providers.
- AAPM&R Guidance Statement: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pmrj.12745external icon
- Presentation tables (also available in PowerPoint slidesppt iconexternal icon), includes recommendations, screening tools, strategies, health equity considerations and more: https://www.aapmr.org/docs/default-source/news-and-publications/covid/cognitive-symptoms-guidance-tables-030222.pdf?sfvrsn=e38e287c_0pdf iconexternal icon
- AAPMR website with additional resources: https://www.aapmr.org/members-publications/covid-19/multidisciplinary-quality-improvement-initiativeexternal icon
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