Evaluation and care of patients with ‘Long Covid’

A majority of the people affected by COVID-19 recover few days after contracting the virus, but some of them experience the prolonged impact of the virus. This prolonged impact is known by multiple names like post-COVD-19 syndrome, long COVID, long-haul COVID, post-acute COVID-19, long-term effects of COVID, or chronic COVID. 

MedPiper Technologies and JournoMed in association with IMA Palakkad are conducting a webinar that aims to help healthcare professionals distinguish, evaluate and manage patients with the post-COVID-19 syndrome. 

The event will be held on 4th August, Wednesday, 8 pm. Participants can join the event by registering for it here. E-Certificates will be provided to the participants. For more details, participants may contact / 9080078447.

The post-COVD-19 syndrome can occur even if their first infection was mild or asymptomatic. According to the CDC, the most common symptoms of long COVID include tiredness or fatigue, brain fog, headache, loss of smell or taste, dizziness on standing, heart palpitations, chest pain, difficulty breathing, cough, joint or muscle pain, anxiety, fever, etc.

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A recent online survey published in the EClinicalMedicine journal found that the post-COVD-19 syndrome has more than 200 symptoms. Sometimes it can be difficult for healthcare professionals to distinguish long covid symptoms from conditions caused by other factors like depression and anxiety which can be a result of social isolation during the pandemic.

It is important for healthcare professionals to understand various aspects of the post-COVD-19 syndrome, like multiorgan system effects of COVID-19 and effects of hospitalization in order to manage the patients.

The webinar will focus on the patient-centric approach that can be adopted by healthcare professionals to manage the patients. It will also discuss the importance of shared decision-making in order to achieve the goals. 

The event aims to have a 360-degree approach by including not only the physical aspect but also the mental and social aspects.

Expert Speaker:

Dr Santhosh Jacob, Head and clinical lead, Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports medicine 

Post-Covid-19 Rehab Clinic, Chettinad SuperSpeciality Hospital, Kelambakkam, Chennai

Note: Palakkad Chapter of the Indian medical association is one of the oldest branches with more than 600 registered modern medicine doctors as members. The association is actively involved in the social sphere conducting various health awareness sessions, life support training classes, and health care camps. The primary objective of the association is the security and welfare of its members and their families. IMA members individually and collectively have been taking care of the covid management right from the beginning. Training of doctors with the latest covid treatment guidelines is being undertaken now.

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