Psychology Around the Net: April 25, 2020

This week’s Psychology Around the Net is, unsurprisingly, heavy on COVID-19 news. Get tips on how to build a psychological first aid kit, the latest on how coronavirus quarantine could affect different kids, ways your media consumption is traumatizing you, and more. Be well, friends! How to Build a “Psychological First Aid Kit”: The American Mountain Guides Association recently published “Stress and the Resilience for Coronavirus” which is a collection of mental health resources designed by Laura McGladrey, a National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) instructor. McGladrey is also a nurse practitioner who specializes in emergency medicine and psychiatry and the guide was designed to help mountain guides dealing with the stress of COVID-19. However, as Outside‘s Tracy Ross points out, this guide is useful for everyone during the coronavirus pandemic and Ross used it as a springboard for this list of tips to get through this time. Will Coronavirus Quarantine Mess Up My Kid’s Mental Health for Life? Probably Not. But Poor Kids Are at Risk: Experts are still gathering data, but the general consensus for now is that most kids will come out of this pandemic all right, with young children being poised to bounce back even better than older adolescents and teens. However, generally a child’s resilience is tied to his family’s stability and safety, and kids from already vulnerable families (thinks money problems, food insecurity, po...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Psychology Around the Net Autism Children coronavirus COVID-19 neurodivergent pandemic PTSD Source Type: blogs

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Conclusions Although patients with a history of COVID-19 had worse function at time of admission to acute rehabilitation, inpatient rehabilitation significantly improved their function to comparable levels as patients who did not have COVID-19. To Claim CME Credits Complete the self-assessment activity and evaluation online at http://www.physiatry.org/JournalCME CME Objectives Upon completion of this article, the reader should be able to: (1) Identify how characteristics of patients with COVID-19 admitted to acute rehabilitation differ from those with similar admission codes but without COVID-19; (2) Desc...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: CME Article . 2021 Series . Number 12 Source Type: research
Conclusions The COVID-19 pandemic acutely affected patient care and overall institutional operations. The research consortium of New York and New Jersey rehabilitation institutions responded dynamically to bed expansions/contractions, staff deployment, and innovations that facilitated safe and effective patient care.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: SPECIAL SECTION on COVID-19 and PM&R Source Type: research
Objectives The aims of the study were to describe an interdisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation program for patients recovering from COVID-19 and to evaluate functional outcomes. Design This is an analysis of retrospective data captured from the electronic health record of COVID-19 patients admitted to the rehabilitation unit (N = 106). Rehabilitation approaches are described narratively. Functional gain was evaluated using the Activity Measure for Postacute Care 6 Clicks, basic mobility and daily activities. Results Interdisciplinary approaches were implemented to address the medical, physical, communica...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: SPECIAL SECTION on COVID-19 and PM&R Source Type: research
We present five models of care in varying degrees of development and compare processes and adaptations to address the unique needs of each center and their unique patient populations. Forging a path to recovery will necessitate a multidisciplinary team with physiatry involvement to meet the distinctive needs of patients with postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2. Furthermore, it is imperative that there be equitable access to this care and commitment from healthcare institutions to provide resources for these programs.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: SPECIAL SECTION on COVID-19 and PM&R Source Type: research
The long-term sequelae after SARS-CoV-2 infections in children is unknown. Guidance is needed on helpful models of care for an emerging subset of pediatric patients with postacute/long COVID who continue to experience persistent symptoms after initial COVID-19 diagnosis. Here, we describe a pediatric multidisciplinary post–COVID-19 rehabilitation clinic model as well as a case series of the initial cohort of patients who presented to this clinic. A consecutive sample of nine patients (pediatric patients
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: SPECIAL SECTION on COVID-19 and PM&R Source Type: research
The purpose of this observational study was to report the experience of a 1-yr home training with functional electrical stimulation cycling of a person with T4 American Impairment Scale A paraplegia for 9 yrs, homebound due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The 40-yr-old participant had a three-phase training: V1, isometric stimulation; V2, functional electrical stimulation cycling for 3 sessions/wk; and V3, functional electrical stimulation cycling for 2–4 sessions/wk. Data on general and physical tolerance, health impact, and performance were collected. Borg Scale score relating to fatigue was 10.1 before training and...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: SPECIAL SECTION on COVID-19 and PM&R Source Type: research
Background Many nonconclusive studies have been conducted on low back pain (LBP) in adolescents and associated factors. Objective The aim was to assess the lifetime prevalence and associated factors of LBP in adolescents. Materials and Methods A questionnaire was administered in high school students (14–19-yr-old participants) in Veneto region (Italy). The self-administered, structured questionnaire included anthropometric data; psychologic factors and lifestyle; presence, intensity, and family history of LBP; referral to professional health care for LBP; and a short version of the International Phy...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
In response to increasing dependence on US Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 scores for resident selection, and to improve medical student well-being and education, the Federation of State Medical Boards and the National Board of Medical Examiners announced that no sooner than 2022, Step 1 score reporting would change from numeric to pass/fail. To gauge the impact that this change will have on the residency application process in physical medicine and rehabilitation, an anonymous survey was electronically distributed to program directors of all accredited physical medicine and rehabilitation residency programs in the Un...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Education & Administration Source Type: research
Hi everyone, I'm currently active duty and working on a plan to go to medical school after I get out. My ETS is May 2023. As of now, I'm not sure if I will stay in or not; if I do, I'd be in for another 4 years doing a software development program. I only recently learned about VR&E and I'm not sure if I will even qualify but I hope so. I don't know what my disability rating will be. I have a bad knee, sleep problems, and possible mild PTSD from a sexual assault on deployment but it's not... Read more
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Veterans' Benefits Source Type: forums
The World Health Organization (WHO) will meet tomorrow to determine if the B.1.1.529 SARS-CoV-2 variant should be considered a variant of interest or concern.
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