Webinar #11 | Rehabilitation for Critical Care Survivors of COVID19

Webinar #11 | Stop COVID Deaths: Clinical Management Updates Rehabilitation for Critical Care Survivors of COVID19


The University of the Philippines in partnership with Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and the UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center would like to invite you to join the Fight Against COVID-19!

The UP Webinar Series “STOP COVID DEATHS: Clinical Management Updates” is scheduled EVERY FRIDAY from 12nn to 2pm.


Webinar #11: “Rehabilitation for Critical Care Survivors of COVID19”
Dr. Celso F. Bate
Physiatrist, The Medical City and VRP Medical Center
July 3, 2020 (Friday) 12nn


What happens to patients who survive severe COVID19? Patients who have to be in intensive care units may have rehabilitation needs related to the effects of intubation and ventilation as well as prolonged immobilization and isolation from loved ones. These could include: impaired lung function, physical deconditioning and weakness, difficulty in swallowing and speaking, mental health issues like depression, delirium and cognitive impairment, and the need for continuing psychosocial support.


The needs may be greater among those with other underlying diseases or for older persons. Rehabilitation plays a critical role in early discharge and in preventing relapse and readmission. Rehabilitation services for survivors need to be a part of pandemic preparedness and planning as care for the patients do not end upon discharge from the hospital. In this webinar, interventions will be discussed based on frontline practice. Options for continuation of rehabilitation through inpatient, outpatient, home-based or telehealth services, will also be considered.

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