Patients and the Virtual World Dealing with COVID-19

March 30, 2020 Noon ET

Join us for a 60 minute webinar (30 minutes of content & 30 minutes for Q & A) in the safety of your office. The lengthy offering for Q &A will be helpful for generating discussion, from across the country, to understand what the different barriers are by province.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic options for providing virtual care to PM&R patients during the Covid 19 pandemic and thereafter.
  • Apply practical concepts in virtual care to develop a longer term strategy.
  • Develop models for consenting and onboarding patients to virtual care using CMPA-approved templates.
  • Navigate barriers to providing virtual care such as conducting physical exams and connecting patients with rehabilitation during physical distancing.
  • Articulate some of the advantages of providing virtual care to PM&R patients, even after the pandemic is over.

Discussions will be around:

  • Introduction to virtual care
  • Background on telephone and available nationwide platforms (logistics, how to use)
  • Consenting and onboarding patients
  • Navigating barriers such as technological glitches, modified/absent physical exam, etc
  • Online rehabilitation options for patients in light of Covid 19
  • Billing - this will vary provincially and a good topic for discussion during Q & A.

Accreditation: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. You may claim a maximum of 1.0 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

Amanda Mayo, MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Assistant Professor University of Toronto Department of Medicine
Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physiatrist - Amputee & Cardiovascular Rehab Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

McKyla McIntyre
Resident Physician, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of Toronto

Alexandra Rendely
Resident Physician, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Toronto

Dr. Amanda MayoDr. Amanda Mayo subspecializes in amputee rehabilitation. She is the inpatient amputee, cardiac and organ transplant physiatrist at St. John’s Rehab and has outpatient amputee clinics at both the St. John’s Rehab and Bayview campuses at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

McKyla McIntyre is a resident physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto. Prior to residency, she obtained her Honours Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree from Western University, and her medical degree from the University of British Columbia. She recently finished her Masters’ degree (MSc) in System Leadership and Innovation from the University of Toronto. She has a special interest in neurorehabilitation, innovative education and virtual care. She also has an interest in improving access to specialist care in underserved communities, and has worked on collaborative health education projects in rural areas of Uganda and Nepal.

Alexandra Rendely is in her final year of residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto. She earned her undergraduate degree at McGill University before obtaining her medical degree from McMaster University. She recently completed specialty training in Health Journalism through the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and health journalism.