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Mobility Caucus of the AMA presents COVID-19 Aftermath: Unique Challenges in Rehabilitation and Ongoing Care
Course Overview
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The COVID-19 virus has led to a massive global health crisis with an extraordinary death toll and lingering health issues for patients. Unprecedented rates of spread compounded with unpredictable early recurrence spikes have tested the vulnerabilities of the United States healthcare system as efforts to secure and maintain adequate supplies and a sufficient workforce remains an ongoing challenge. 


Although the death rate has improved in the treatment of this disease, there are growing number of survivors who require prolonged care beyond the walls of the ICU that are flooding rehabilitation units and post care facilities. This course will present the emerging science and strategies for managing this vulnerable population while providing hope for meaningful recovery with introduction back into society.

CME Credit
Earn up to 1 CME credits by participating.
Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify unique challenges of managing COVID-19 survivors from an ICU bed through the course of rehabilitation.
  • Discuss best practices of frontline health workers engaged in the rehabilitative care of patients in who suffer from COVID-19 with attention to mobility and joint care to mitigate the need for prolonged treatment.
  • Define the value of early discharge and appropriate placement when triaging patients for rehabilitation
  • Summarize the value of graded exercise, education on energy conservation, behavior and home modification, psychosocial support, assistive products, as well as rehabilitation that targets physical and respiratory impairment.
  • Identify new vaccine strategies to manage current pandemic and future outbreaks.

Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD


Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD
American Medical Association

Patrice Harris, MD


Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA
AMA Immediate Past President

Matthew Gold, MD


Matthew D. Gold, MD, FAAEM
Consultant in Neurology and Electrodiagnostics
Associate Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Carlo Milani, MD


Carlo Milani, MD, MBA
Assistant Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College


Stuart J. Glassman, MD, MBA


Stuart J. Glassman, MD, MBA
Clinical Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
AMA Delegate, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Ann R. Stroink, MD


Ann R. Stroink, MD, CPE, FAANS
Central Illinois Neuroscience Foundation Advocate System Medical Director, Neurosciences Quality & Educational Development

Peter C. Amadio, MD


Peter C. Amadio, MD
Dean for Research Academic Affairs
Lloyd A. and Barbara A. Amundson Professor of Orthopedics
Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
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