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COVID 19: Breathing is just the beginning Webinar


This presentation will review how the coronavirus can induce an over-reaction of the immune system. It will then talk about the specific effects on the cardiopulmonary, hematologic and neurologic systems. Special attention will be paid to management of the unique needs of post COVID patients in the immediate recovery period as well as what we know about future needs. The presentation will wrap up with a discussion of long term COVID consequences that nurses will encounter in the decades to come.


  1. Describe the difference between normal immune responses and cytokine storm.
  2. Identify consequences of COVID infection seen in post COVID patients in the rehab setting.
  3. State 2 characteristics of post COVID patients that may require adaptation of nursing care.