COVID and Clotting: How to Identify, Assess, and Treat Clotting Disorders in COVID-19 Survivors

Treating patients with acute and chronic clotting conditions is not new to rehabilitation professionals. We even have clinical practice guidelines around how to do so safely. However, what is new is the increased risk of newly acquired clotting conditions among post-COVID-19 patients. Those of us practicing in acute, subacute, emergency, and outpatient settings are uniquely tasked with identifying these patients in their facilities, possibly upon presentation for unrelated conditions or for rehabilitation due to long-COVID.

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