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The COVID pandemic has affected people of all ages, but 75 percent of the proven cases of coronavirus have been in the frail population. Frailty is a complex and multisystem syndrome that is distinct from ageing. COVID-19 disproportionately affects older people living with frailty - it is even described in the literature as an accelerated frailty process. Understanding and recognising the atypical presentation of COVID in the frail, elderly population is key to early intervention and successful rehabilitation.
The purpose of this course is to introduce COVID-19 symptoms in frail and elderly populations to guide early diagnosis and multimodal, multidisciplinary interventions.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1 hour depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 0.8 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- define frailty
- describe immune system deterioration in the elderly
- identify four atypical COVID presentations in the elderly
- discuss the role of rehabilitation in the management of frail, elderly patients who have COVID
Very informative and highly recommended for those in care homes, elderly care and geriatrics!
Esther Shin Hui
Fantastic course bringing all clinicians up to date with relevant practice.
Very concise course. Excellent article and video presentation!