Long Covid: The Parallel Pandemic

CAD $39.00

120 minutes including a Q&A

• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

See below for the outline, speaker biography, and more.

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At the end of the session the participants will be able to:

1. Discuss the scope of the problem, including Canadian Statistics
2. Discuss the possible causes of Long COVID and the best current definition of Long COVID or “PASC”
3. Identify the most likely risk factors for Long COVID  and the most common symptoms of Long COVID  their physiologic bases.
4. Identify established treatments, investigational treatments, “internet cures”,  and mitigatory measures for symptoms of Long COVID, including those learned from the treatment of ME and CFS.
5. Identify possible long term consequences and preventative measures for Long COVID

Why is Long COVID being called the “Parallel Pandemic”? Studies have found that Long COVID is still stopping substantial numbers of people from returning to the workforce. In the first two years of the pandemic, about 71% of people suffering from Long COVID required ongoing medical treatment or had been unable to  work for six months or more. More than a year after contracting the coronavirus, many had still not returned to work; more than three-quarters of them younger than 60 years old. For those over 60 years old, Long COVID meant they faced significant difficulty, with challenges increasing with age and co-morbidities. And, women are far worse affected than men. The economic burden is significant. Every nurse has the responsibility to know the signs, the symptoms, the progression, and the treatments available for Long COVID. Join Barb Bancroft RN MSN PNP as she unravels this still evolving new illness with her characteristic wit and ability to easily explain the physiologic processes at play.

Who Should Attend?:
• Nurses in Primary Care, Acute Care, Chronic Disease, Geriatric Care and Home Care Settings
• Allied Health Professionals in Primary Care, Acute Care, Chronic Disease, Geriatric Care and Home Care Settings
• Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Health Nurses, Tele-Health and Outpost Nurses
• Nurse Clinicians & Clinical Nurse Specialists
• Managers & Educators

Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP

Barb Bancroft is a widely acclaimed nursing teacher who has taught courses on Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Physical Assessment to both graduate and undergraduate students. Also certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she has held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Arkansas, Loyola University of Chicago, and St. Xavier University of Chicago. Barb is known for her extensive knowledge of pathophysiology and as one of the most dynamic nursing speakers in North America today. Delivering her material with equal parts of evidence based practise, practical application, and humour, she has taught numerous seminars on clinical and health maintenance topics to healthcare professionals, including the Association for Practitioners for Infection Control, The Emergency Nurses’ Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and more.