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COVID-19 and the Respiratory System: PT Perspective
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8/19/2020
When: Wednesday, August 19 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Webinar
United States
Presenter: Shannon Lenahan, PT, DPT and Jennifer D. Lazaro, PT, DPT, NCS
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Covid-19 and the Respiratory System: PT Perspective (2 CEs)

Covid-19's impact on over 175,000 individuals in New Jersey thrusts physical therapists to the forefront to improve function across the healthcare continuum. This program will review the known Covid-19 impairments on the human body, with focus on the respiratory system. We review the most recent evidence on what to include, and what not to include, in evaluation, assessments, interventions, and outcome measures in a variety of settings; acute care, post-acute rehab, and outpatient physical therapy.

 

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

 

 
Shannon Lenahan, PT, DPT

 

Shannon earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Rutgers University (formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ) in 2013, receiving the Stanley S. Bergen Medal of Excellence from the University in 2014.  In 2019 she received her ABPTS Neurologic Clinical Specialist certification.  She is employed by CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, NJ in the Critical Care Unit and outpatient settings treating primarily individuals with neurologic impairments. While at CentraState she is a part of the COVID-19 Critical Care Rehabilitation Team and continues to treat patients in both acute care and outpatient settings recovering from COVID-19.  Shannon has been an APTA member for 10 years and currently serves as Central District Chair and APTANJ Chief Delegate.

 

 

Jennifer D. Lazaro, PT, DPT, NCS

Jennifer D. Lazaro, PT, DPT received her AAS as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Union County College and her DPT from Mercy College. She also is a Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist. Over her career, she has worked across the continuum of care with patients with neurologic conditions. Dr. Lazaro’s current practice is comprised of both complex neurologic conditions and persons with phrenic nerve dysfunction and paralysis at Hackensack Meridian Health-JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Department. She has had the opportunity to treat the phrenic nerve patient population in pre-operative, post-operative and non-operative cases and she is a primary resource for many of the patients receiving the phrenic nerve grafting procedure and their treating therapists from around the country. Most recently, she has had the unique opportunity to treat those post-COVID in the outpatient setting with a focus on their breathing dysfunction and its effects on their return to function.

Dr. Lazaro is also an Adjunct Instructor for Rutgers University in Newark, NJ, acting as a lab instructor for the Neurologic Physical Therapy course. Dr. Lazaro has had the opportunity to present professional courses on the topics of “Neuro-handing for the Stroke Patient”, “Treatment of the Moderately to Severe Stroke Patient” and “Treatment of the Patient with Parkinson’s Disease” for HMH-JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. She has also lectured in the community setting as an expert Physical Therapist for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease for JFK Neuroscience Institute and for the Fox Foundation.

Dr. Lazaro is also an active member of the APTANJ, having held the positions of Chair of Membership and is currently a Delegate at Large representing New Jersey and Co-chair of the Programming Committee.

 

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