Long COVID: Reality to Research (Online CE Course)

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Author: Mary Louise Turgeon, Ed.D., MLS(ASCP)CM Reviewer: Andrew White, PA and Rory Huschka, M.Ed., MLS(ASCP)

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This course evaluates the hypotheses associated with long COVID's basic disease pathogenesis, its epidemiology, and its associated symptoms. It also identifies existing laboratory tests that aid long COVID patients, analyzes emerging clinical laboratory assays for immunological diagnosis, and compares the CDC and the NIH's future goals in treating long COVID patients.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1.5 hour(s)
Approved through 11/30/2024
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - General (Serology/Immunology): 1.5 hour(s)
Approved through 11/30/2024

Objectives

  • Compare the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's definition of long Covid with the World Health Organization's definition for the same disorder, post-Covid-19.
  • Evaluate, at least three hypotheses, associated with the basic disease pathogenesis of long Covid.
  • Describe the epidemiology of long Covid.
  • Name a variety of symptoms associated with long Covid.
  • Describe at least three organ systems that may be significantly damaged by SARS-CoV-2 infection.
  • Identify existing laboratory tests that are of value in long Covid patients.
  • Critique emerging clinical laboratory assays for the immunological diagnosis of long Covid.

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Course Outline

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  • Overview of Long COVID
      • Overview of Long COVID
      • Research on long COVID characteristics include all of the following needs except for:
    • Background
      • Background
      • Complete this sentence. Routine assessment for long COVID conditions among persons who survived acute COVID-19 is critical to reducing the incidence a...
    • Definitions of Long COVID
      • Definitions of Long COVID
      • An accurate statement regarding the CDC's description of long COVID includes:
  • Etiology of Long COVID
      • Etiology of Long COVID
      • When defining risk, an identifiable demographic group with the greatest frequency of development of long COVID is:
    • Abnormal Immune Responses to SARS-CoV-2
      • Abnormal Immune Responses to SARS-CoV-2 Infection
      • Cells of the inborn immune system- neutrophils, monocytes, macrophages, and natural killer (NK) cells are associated with the immune response. The fun...
      • An abnormal immunological response that can result in significant tissue damage in various body organ systems is:
  • Patient Characteristics
      • Patient Characteristics
      • When comparing the level of risk for contracting long COVID between an unvaccinated white adult and a vaccinated white adult, what is the comparative ...
      • Which of the following statements regarding a characteristic of a patient who develops long COVID is the least common characteristic?
  • Long COVID Epidemiology
      • Epidemiology
      • A significant observation of persons who are more likely to develop long COVID is:
  • Signs & Symtoms of Long COVID
      • Signs and Symptoms
      • Signs and Symptoms: Age Related
      • Signs and Symptoms: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
      • Signs and Symptoms: Brain and Neurological System
      • Signs and Symptoms: Renal System
      • Signs and Symptoms: Gastrointestinal Tract
      • Direct damage from SARS-CoV-2 infection can be observed in:
      • Long COVID symptoms may be caused by factors noted in survivors of previous coronavirus outbreaks. Damage done to various organ systems can be due to:
  • Current Clinical Laboratory Testing for Long COVID
    • Serological Tests in Coronavirus Testing
      • Serological Testing
      • Serological Testing, continued
      • SARS-CoV-2 Immunity
      • Serological tests that can be used for indirect diagnosis of past exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) include which of the following assays?
      • A positive laboratory test result for Anti-N IgM/IgG can specifically indicate which of the following?
  • Future Direction: Emerging Clinical Laboratory Assays
      • Emerging Laboratory Assays
      • Surrogate Virus-Based Neutralization Assays
      • Surrogate Virus-Based Neutralization Assays, continued
      • Neutralizing Antibodies
      • Neutralizing Antibodies, continued
      • Neutralizing Antibody Titers
      • Antibody Avidity Assessment
      • Antibody affinity is important in all of the following situations except:
      • The principle value of neutralizing antibodies is:
  • Future Directions: Research
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
      • CDC
      • A future direction for the CDC is to:
    • National Institute of Health
      • National Institute of Health (NIH) Research
      • The initial aim of the RECOVER research project is to:
  • References
      • References

Additional Information

Level of Instruction:  Intermediate
Intended Audience:   Medical laboratory scientists, medical laboratory technicians, phlebotomists, and other first-line health care providers.
Author Information:  Dr. Turgeon is an author, professor, and consultant in medical laboratory science. Her books are Basic & Applied Clinical Laboratory Science, ed 8(2020); Immunology and Serology in Laboratory Medicine, ed 7 (2022); Clinical Hematology, ed 6 (2018); and Fundamentals of Immunohematology, ed 2. Foreign language editions have been published in Chinese, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Turgeon has 18 years of university and 15 years of community college teaching and program administration experience. Guest speaking, scientific presentations, and technical and educational workshops complement her teaching and writing activities. 
Reviewer Information:  Andrew White, PA, did most of his undergraduate training at Ohio State University. He and his wife moved to the Portland area, where he ultimately earned his bachelor’s from the University of Western States. He then completed his formal education at Pacific University, where he earned his master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Since graduating, he has practiced in Family Medicine, the last 5 of which have been in rural medicine. Andrew lives with his wife and three children in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Reviewer Information:  Rory Huschka, M.Ed., MLS(ASCP) works on the content development team at MediaLab.  He earned his BS degree in Medical Technology from North Dakota State University and later completed his Master's degree in Educational Leadership.  Rory continues to teach as an adjunct for various MLS and MLT programs.  
Course Description: This course evaluates the hypotheses associated with long COVID's basic disease pathogenesis, its epidemiology, and its associated symptoms. It also identifies existing laboratory tests that aid long COVID patients, analyzes emerging clinical laboratory assays for immunological diagnosis, and compares the CDC and the NIH's future goals in treating long COVID patients.

How to Subscribe
MLS & MLT Comprehensive CE Package
Includes 180 CE courses, most popular
$109Add to cart
Pick Your Courses
Up to 8 CE hours
$55Add to cart
Individual course$25Add to cart
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