The global COVID-19 pandemic has left people with acute and chronic respiratory consequences, in need of respiratory rehabilitation treatment to accelerate their recovery, or to minimize the negative effects on the loss of quality of life.
It is known that approximately 12% of patients during the start of the pandemic would require admission to the Intensive Care Unit due to their major respiratory complications. Even though this percentage has decreased over the course of the disease, many of them will remain with respiratory sequelae.
At the end of the course, students will have acquired the necessary knowledge and skills of pathophysiology to understand the dimension of problems caused by COVID-19.
At the end of the course, the student will understand the functional sequelae derived from admission to the intensive care unit.
At the end of the course, students will have some working tools that will allow them to adapt to the distinctive features of the patient's clinical situation, and will be able to make a correct assessment of the patient, organize a respiratory rehabilitation program and assess his/her health results.
Know and know how to interpret all the medical diagnostic tests used to assess the post-COVID-19 pulmonary status. Know all the elements of therapy present in the Intensive Care Unit and that are likely to be used by patients with pulmonary involvement due to COVID-19.
Review of tests and analysis of results: RX, CT, Spirometry, Pulse oximetry, Echocardiogram, Walk test 6 min.
Mechanical ventilation, bag valve mask, intubation systems and ICU operation.
Exploration and evaluation of lung capacities and mobility of the rib cage. Examination and evaluation of the muscular state of the upper and lower limbs. Exploration and Evaluation of aerobic capacity versus physical activity.
Pulmonary treatment program and respiratory muscles. Functional improvement and muscle strengthening program.