Long COVID Assessment
Dr. Stickland is the Director of the G.F. MacDonald Centre for Lung Health and Professor in the Pulmonary Division in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. He is also the Scientific Director for the Respiratory Section of the AHS Medicine Strategic Clinical Network. One of his research interests is developing clinical innovations to improve the delivery of pulmonary rehabilitation, which is how he came to be involved in Tele-Rehab 2.0!
Virginia is a physiotherapist who has experience working in private practice and at the University of Alberta Hospital in Burns and General Systems ICU, and has been working at the G.F. MacDonald Centre for Lung Health since 2017. She is involved in the Breathe Easy pulmonary rehabilitation program at the Centre and is especially interested in training parameters during pulmonary rehabilitation.
LONG COVID ASSESSMENT
Long COVID refers to COVID-19 symptoms which are prolonged, lasting longer than 12 weeks. Symptoms can include persistent breathlessness, long-term cough, and even lung tissue scarring in some cases. Through collaboration with Alberta Health Services and their Breathe Easy Program which addresses chronic lung conditions, Tele Rehab 2.0 can be used to conduct the initial pulmonary function test and pre-program assessment required to enroll a patient in the program.
This module has become more and more relevant as the pandemic persists, with up to 10-30% of those who have contracted and recovered from COVID-19 experiencing these long-lasting symptoms.
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