COVID-19 in the Geriatric Patient

About the Course: 
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. 

Course Objectives: 
 At the end of this course the participant will be able to: 
  • Identify why older adults have an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 
  • Recognize the expected acute and post-acute presentation of an older adult who has been hospitalized with COVID-19. 
  • Select appropriate treatment interventions and exercise prescription for older adults in the post-acute phase of COVID-19. 4. Identify 2 negative side effects of social isolation for older adults 
About the Instructor:
Suzanne Greenwalt, PT, DPT, CCS, GCS, a licensed physical therapist, received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A.T. Still University and a Master in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, acute care, and outpatient rehabilitation. Suzanne is a board-certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist and a board-certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist. She is an educator in two doctors of physical therapy programs and is an educator and mentor in a geriatric residency program.

This course is a video, on-demand course.