Cognitive and Behavioral Sequelae of COVID-19 Infection

Although the predominant clinical presentation of COVID-19 is with respiratory disease, accumulating evidence suggests cognitive and behavioral sequelae of a COVID-19 infection. Careful clinical assessment of the neurological manifestations is needed to better understand the full impact of COVID-19. During this very informative course you will hear neuropsychologist Dr. Rafael A. Rivas-Vazquez describe the relevant pathophysiology of COVID-19 and mechanisms implicated in neuropsychiatric symptoms. 

Target Audience

Physicians, Psychiatrists, Psychologists (Intermediate), Physician Assistants, Nurses, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Social Workers and all other interested healthcare professionals.

Baptist Health South Florida is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baptist Health South Florida maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe relevant pathophysiology of COVID-19 and mechanisms implicated in neuropsychiatric symptoms.
  • Outline the phases of neuropsychiatric symptomatic presentation associated with COVID-19.  
  • Assess patients for noted and expected cognitive and behavioral symptoms following COVID-19-positive diagnosis.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
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  • Kotfis, K., Williams Roberson, S., Wilson, J. E., Dabrowski, W., Pun, B. T., & Ely, E. W. (2020). COVID-19: ICU delirium management during SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Critical care, 24, 1-9.
  • Rogers, J. P., Chesney, E., Oliver, D., Pollak, T. A., McGuire, P., Fusar-Poli, P., ... & David, A. S. (2020). Psychiatric and neuropsychiatric presentations associated with severe coronavirus infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis with comparison to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lancet Psychiatry.
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  • Ellul, Mark, Laura Benjamin, Bhagteshwar Singh, Suzannah Lant, Benedict Michael, Rachel Kneen, Sylviane Defres, James Sejvar, and Tom Solomon. "Neurological Associations of COVID-19." Available at SSRN 3589350 (2020).
  • Hopkins, R. O., Gale, S. D., & Weaver, L. K. (2006). Brain atrophy and cognitive impairment in survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Brain Injury, 20(3), 263-271.
  • Koftis, K., Williams, R., Wilson, J. E., Dabrowski, W., Pun, B. T., & Ely, E. W. (2020). COVID-19: ICU delirium management during SARS-CoV2 pandemic. Version 2. Crit Care, 24(1), 176.
  • Troyer, E. A., Kohn, J. N., & Hong, S. (2020). Are we facing a crashing wave of neuropsychiatric sequelae of COVID-19? Neuropsychiatric symptoms and potential immunologic mechanisms. Brain, behavior, and immunity.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Psychology CE
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Psychology
Course opens: 
12/01/2020
Course expires: 
11/30/2022

Rafael A. Rivas-Vazquez, Psy.D.
Neuropsychologist
Baptist Health South Florida 

Rafael A. Rivas-Vazquez, Psy.D., faculty of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

Barry M. Crown, Ph.D., FACPN, conference director of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose. 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.

*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Psychology CE
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Psychology
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