This is one module in a series of modules presented by the a group of APTA sections: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section, and the Academy of Acute Care Management. This series is free to the profession. Please check back often as we create and add modules.

This one-hour course will provide clinicians with an overview of how and why COVID-19 has had such a significant impact on older adults. It will examine the expected clinical presentation in older adult COVID-19 patients in the post-acute phase as well as discuss assessment and treatment interventions. This course will also examine the impact that social isolation has on older adults and how rehabilitation clinicians can make a positive impact on this.

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Suzanne Greenwalt, PT, DPT, CCS, GCS

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Review recorded content, complete assessment with at least a 70% score, download and save certificate

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Suzanne Greenwalt, PT, DPT, CCS, GCS

Learning objectives

  1. Describe why older adults have an increased risk of contracting COVID-19.
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  3. Describe the expected post-acute presentation of an older adult who has been hospitalized with COVID-19.
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  5. Discuss exercise prescription for older adults in the post-acute phase of COVID-19.
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  7. Describe 2 negative side effects of social isolation for older adults


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1PACER Series Geriatric Considerations_compressed.mp4
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Enrollment:Prior to  06/29/2022