Aug 6 2022
E7: Long Covid-3: The holistic approach
IN THIS EPISODE we discuss the MDT approach for patients suffering with the persistent, yet unexplained symptoms of long Covid, with the aim of helping them to live with them. Munir Adam is joined by Louise Ross to understand this better.SPECIAL THANKS to: Louise Ross - Cognitive Behavioural Therapist; City & Hackney COVID Rehabilitation (CoRe) Service; Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust USEFUL LINKS: Post COVID-19 Patient information pack Helping you to recover and manage your symptoms following COVID-19: https://gp-website-cdn-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/1589364822-a2ac4f0d54141da323f4087888276478.pdfFurther information about the service and details/links on how to refer: https://gps.cityandhackneyccg.nhs.uk/service/post-covid-assessment-and-rehabilitation-servicesPlease note that the information requested on the referral form is essential for the referral to be accepted and includes:• Clinical Assessment – including current symptoms, date of suspected/confirmed COVID-19 infection, rationale for referring to post-covid syndrome pathway• Investigations – CXR, Bloods – FBC, CRP, U&Es, LFTs, Vitamin D levels, Ferritin, COVID Serology. If indicated – BNP (non-respiratory associated breathlessness), Cortisol (severe fatigue) Creatine Kinase (muscle pain); ECG (if chest pain/palpitations). Bedside investigations: (desaturation test – 1 min sit to stand test or 40 step test if not able to do a sit to stand test; oxygen saturations; Heart rate; BP – lying and sitting; Yorkshire COVID Rehabilitation QuestionnaireFEEDBACK: This Podcast is brought to you by North-East London Training Hubs. Feedback, suggestions and comments are encouraged, and can be sent to:https://forms.office.com/r/zgN5wajhr6DISCLAIMER: This podcast is aimed at specified categories of clinical staff working in the specified geographical area, and it is important to note that the content provided is both time and location specific. The aim is to ensure information is accurate at the time of publication, but no guarantee is provided in this regard. The host, presenters, other contributors, and North-East London Training Hubs do not accept any liability for any actions, consequences or effects that result either directly or indirectly from the information provided.Specifically, this podcast is NOT intended for use by the general public or patients and must not be used as a substitute for seeking medical advice. Furthermore, views expressed, advice given and any other information provided is the opinion of the speakers. Whilst any advice given is as accurate and comprehensive as possible, it is only general advice and should not be used as a substitute for the individual advice that may be provided by an appropriate specialist. Healthcare professionals accessing information from the podcast should use their own professional judgement when interpreting the information and deciding how best to apply it, whether for the treatment of patients, or for other purposes.