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COVID-19 Considerations & Pulmonary Rehab: On this episode, I talk about COVID-19 and pulmonary rehabilitation, including questions that health care professionals should ask themselves when they consider admitting patients who have had COVID-19 and ongoing symptoms.

I mentioned some papers that I would recommend reading, that discuss some of these questions in more detail, as well as provide guidance to you as you consider caring for patients who have had COVID-19, in your pulmonary rehabilitation programs.

  1. Spruit MA, Holland AE, Singh SJ, Tonia T, Wilson KC, Troosters T. COVID-19: Interim guidance on rehabilitation in the hospital and post-hospital phase from a European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society-coordinated International Task Force. Eur Respir J 2020; in press ( This paper can be found here.
  1. American Thoracic Society Assembly on Pulmonary Rehabilitation. “Guidance for Re-opening Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs.” This paper can be found here.
  1. American Physical Therapy Association Webinars on “Physical Therapy Considerations of COVID-19 in the Post-Acute Setting” aired on April 18, 2020 and “COVID-19: Clinical Best Practices in Physical Therapy Management”, aired on March 28, 2020. These webinars can be found here.

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