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COVID-19 and the Effect on the Workplace: Return-To-Work Strategies and COVID Long-Haulers

Charles Glassman is an associate medical director for The Standard. Dr. Glassman joined The Standard as a physician consultant in 2016. In 2018, he was promoted to an Associate Medical Director (AMD) and has become a valuable member of the AMD team. Prior to joining The Standard, he practiced general internal medicine for over 30 years in Pomona, NY. During the course of his career, Dr. Glassman has earned multiple awards such as Top Doctor, Compassionate Doctor and being elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP). Dr. Glassman graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hobart College with a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and earned his M.D. from New York Medical College.

Dan Jolivet is the workplace possibilities practice consultant at The Standard, where he provides leadership, analysis, and consultative insights into the workplace possibilities service line. He provides specialized focus on behavioral health, stay at work, return to work, ADAAA services, health management integration, and other related employer solutions. He is a clinical psychologist licensed in Georgia and Oregon, and he has worked in behavioral health since 1980. He joined The Standard in 2016 as the Behavioral Health Director.

Prior to joining The Standard, Dan worked in managed behavioral health care organizations for 20 years in a variety of management roles and was in clinical practice as a child psychologist until 2003.

About the webinar:
How do we approach the office setting in the next year or two with continued threats from COVID and other viruses? How do we help staff and clients accommodate those with chronic COVID which may affect up to 25% of persons who have had COVID? Does the Americans with Disabilities Act cover those with COVID-related symptoms? What are some effective ways for a disability management specialist or a case manager to open/maintain a productive dialogue with an employer who has shown reluctance to be flexible toward making 'reasonable' Covid-related accommodations? As long-haul Covid seems to present a constantly changing set of physical and emotional impacts how does the disability management specialist or case manager maintain an appropriate level of connection with their clients in order to keep current with their changing conditions and explore additional remedies and resources? Speakers will address these and other issues.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Describe COVID-19 long-hauler syndrome;
  2. Discuss laws that relate to return-to-work and back-to-work employee situations;
  3. Explain to clients and co-workers how workplace benefits can be utilized to support those suffering from COVID and COVID long-term symptoms;
  4. Comprehend how to best advocate for themselves and clients regarding best return-to-work strategies post-COVID or other similar illnesses.
Credit Information
The Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 1 CE contact hour(s). Activity code and Approval number will be awarded on your certificate of completion.

This program has been pre-approved by The Commission to provide continuing education credit to CDMS® board certified disability managers. The course is approved for 1 CE contact hour(s). Activity code and Approval number will be awarded on your certificate of completion.

To earn contact hours/CEs: In order to earn your contact hour(s)/CE, you will have to watch the presentation in its entirety and complete the survey. Once both the presentation and survey are marked as complete, you will receive your Certificate of Completion. If you are a CCM, your CEs will automatically record in your CCMC account.

All planners and speakers have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship: There is no commercial support for this activity. The planners and faculty have no relevant relationships to disclose.

Expiration date: 11/17/2024