This session will provide updates on the central role of Physiatrists and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) in defining and guiding the care of individuals with functional limitations due to Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC). Physiatrists are essential physicians to manage the rehabilitation of individuals with PASC – a chronic disabling condition affecting up to 1/3rd of individuals who get COVID-19. This session will provide updates to the essential knowledge needed by Physiatrists to deliver excellence in care to individuals with PASC-related fatigue, cardiovascular disorders, breathing disorders and pain. Attendees will be engaged through a panel discussion, case examples and questions / answers. This session will summarize the initial work completed by the AAPM&R PASC Collaborative and provide detailed updates on our understanding of PASC pathology and the specific management of PASC symptoms and system disorders. As, for many, PASC becomes a chronic (3+ years) condition, advances in understanding opens new therapeutic opportunities to individuals with persistent PASC. Over the past year, the AAPM&R PASC collaborative has advanced its knowledge and understanding of post COVID conditions and this session is focused on updating Physiatrists on these advances in evaluation and management of PASC. Individuals with PASC often have a protracted course with persistent limitations in vocational and avocational activity tolerance with significant negative impact on quality of life. This session will reinforce the essential knowledge required by Physiatrists in the short and long term management of individuals with PASC and provide the latest updates in management.
Discuss the presentation of common PASC organ / system specific dysfunction - Fatigue, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Pain Disorders
Conduct a thorough evaluation of common PASC organ / system based disabilities - Fatigue, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Pain Disorders
Understand the advances in management and outcomes monitoring of common PASC organ / system based disabilities - Fatigue, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Pain Disorders