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Case Studies From the Pandemic

Consider the following situations you might find yourself in:

  • Your patient is planning to fly across the country to visit his grandmother who lives in a nursing home. He is asking your advice about how to visit her safely, and is worried about being exposed during the plane trip.
  • Your patient’s son who lives in the same house tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and has no symptoms.
  • Your patient developed a mild fever and cough one week ago but does not know if she was exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • Your patient had significant symptoms of COVID-19 a few weeks ago, but the “drive-through” test they went to was negative. They want to go back to work at a nursing home.

For each of these cases, how would you respond? What type of testing or quarantine is needed?

IFM’s new, online, on-demand course focused on the functional medicine approach to COVID-19: Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery: Patient Care in a Pandemic, will present the answers to these actual cases and many others. The course will also cover several cases from the post-recovery period and how to help support patients with lasting effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

The course covers the pandemic from all angles, including epidemiology and the antecedents and mediators (social determinants) of health, clinical course of illness, cellular and molecular-level mechanisms of the virus, and agents that can be used to intervene at all stages of the disease. Join IFM and an expert panel of 19 educators for an in-depth look into this critical topic.

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