Help is here to understand and manage Long Covid symptoms

This course has been developed and delivered by a Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse and Occupational Health Advisor. She is also a member of the Society of Occupational Medicine Long-Covid Group. This course has been delivered to over 80 people with very positive feedback.

The course aims to give you the best available health professional advice on what is Long Covid, how is it diagnosed, what the range of symptoms are, looks at two of the most limiting symptoms and gives advice on how to manage them, recognises the mental health aspects of living with difficult symptoms, gives guidance on when and how to return to work. Additionally, the handbook gives links to creditable agencies and support services.  .

You will find it exceptionally informative of what is a difficult new ill health condition.

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Who is this course for?

  • Anyone who is struggling with symptoms considered to be Long Covid

  • Anyone who is struggling with their mental health through Long Covid

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Let's look at the Aims and Outcomes

The aim of this course is to: improve your understanding of Long Covid, guide you on some techniques that can assist to ease some of the symptoms and enable you to return to some aspects of normal day to day life. 


Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Know some of the terms used in association with long Covid
  • Recognise some of the symptoms – the range and extent
  • Know what symptoms must be checked out medically
  • Recognise 2 of the most limiting symptoms
  • Have some techniques to manage both fatigue and breathlessness
  • Understand when it is appropriate to consider return to work
  • Be able to consider temporary work modifications that could assist return to work
  • Know who to have conversations with about return to work
  • Have resources for further advice and guidance

Course curriculum

  • 1

    INTRODUCTION

    • Welcome

    • Course overview & handbook

    • Handbook - (View as flipbook)

    • Handbook - (Downloadable)

  • 2

    WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR

    • What we know so far - Part 1

    • What we know so far- Part 2

    • What we know so far- Part 3

    • What we know so far- Part 4

    • Quiz 1

  • 3

    SYMPTOMS

    • Symptoms - Part 1

    • Symptoms- Part 2

    • Symptoms- Part 3

    • Symptoms- Part 4

  • 4

    MANAGEMENT OF SYMPTOMS

    • Management of Symptoms

  • 5

    MANAGEMENT SYMPTOMS - SLEEP

    • Management of symptoms (MOS)

    • MOS – Fatigue

    • MOS -Fatigue – sleep

    • MOS- Fatigue – routine - sleep

    • MOS – fatigue – effective rest

    • MOS – Fatigue – consumption

    • MOS – Fatigue – exercise - routine

    • MOS – fatigue – sleep the mind

    • MOS – fatigue – meditation

    • MOS – fatigue – routine overview

    • Quiz 2

  • 6

    MANAGEMENT SYMPTOMS - FATIGUE

    • MOS – Fatigue – Using & Conserving energy

    • MOS – fatigue - set out your day

    • MOS – Fatigue – pacing - Part 1

    • MOS – fatigue – pacing - Part 2

    • MOS – Fatigue – change the way you do things

  • 7

    MANAGEMENT SYMPTOMS - BREATHLESSNESS

    • MOS – Breathlessness - Part 1

    • MOS – Breathlessness - Part 2

    • MOS – breathlessness - Part 3

    • MOS – breathlessness – helpful positions

    • MOS – breathlessness – breathing technique - Part 1

    • MOS – breathlessness – breathing technique - Part 2

    • Quiz 3

  • 8

    RETURN TO WORK

    • Return to work

    • Return to work – when

    • Return to work - conversations

    • Return to work – adjustments

    • Quiz 4

  • 9

    SUMMING UP

    • Summing up

  • 10

    ...And finally

    • How to 'GET YOUR CERTIFICATE'

Reviews for this course

4 star rating

All things bright

TERESA DONNELLY

This course has enabled me to establish where I am at in the recovery process. The course is informative and Anne delivers it with confidence and shows empathy towards long covid sufferers.

This course has enabled me to establish where I am at in the recovery process. The course is informative and Anne delivers it with confidence and shows empathy towards long covid sufferers.

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Instructor

Anna Harrington

Anna Harrington is a public health nurse who specialises in occupational health. She has over 19 years experience advising employers and employees on health and wellbeing matters. Within this experience has seen her working with large, small and micro organisations. She is a published author – Chapter Mental Health at Work in Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing

Testimonials

“This is an excellent and very informative course”

“Presented with compassion ”

“Very thought provoking”

“Concise, insightful and well presented.”

“Educational, supportive and helpful.”