CDC COCA Call: Evaluating and Caring for Patients with Post-COVID Conditions
June 17, 2021 –
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During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new interim guidance which provides a framework for healthcare providers in their initial assessment, evaluation, management, and follow-up of persons with possible post-COVID conditions. Post-COVID conditions refer to the wide range of physical and mental health consequences experienced by some patients that are present four or more weeks after SARS-CoV-2 infection, including by patients who had initial mild or asymptomatic acute infection. Post-COVID conditions are still being characterized and include symptoms such as cognitive difficulties, fatigue, headache, dyspnea, and palpitations. Subject matter experts, physicians, and patient representatives from across the United States collaborated to develop the new guidance. Rapid recognition by healthcare providers of patients with post-COVID conditions and multidisciplinary care using the assessments and approaches described in this guidance could improve the wellbeing and treatment of people with post-COVID conditions.
Jennifer R. Chevinsky, MD, MPH, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Post-COVID-19 Conditions Unit, COVID-19 Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Alex Vosooney, MD, Chair, Subcommittee on Clinical Recommendations and Policies, American Academy of Family Physicians
Michael Saag, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director, UAB Center for AIDS Research, University of Alabama Birmingham