Connect with us

* FREE * Retain Session 1: Impact of the COVID – 19 Pandemic on People with Emerging Disabilities

CE Information
1.0 CE credit
Completion Time
50 minutes
Ready to start this activity?
Already registered? Please log in to see your registration information.


Clinical Topics

Work and income have a direct impact on life expectancy, quality of life, and health care costs.  Relatedly, health has a direct impact on employability and COVID-19 exposed wide inequities in health in the United States Acute and chronic health conditions can prevent work entirely, cause job loss, and prevent wage gain.

Learning Objectives

  • The learner will be able to verbalize 4 consequences when workers do not return to work following the onset of injury or illness.
  • The learner will be able to state the impact of Health on Employability, and vice versa.
  • The learner will be able to describe 3 emerging disabilities such as Post-COVID Syndrome/Long COVID as a disabling condition.
  • The learner will be able to identify 3 current barriers for patients' experiences of illness/injury in the return to work and stay at work process.


Phillip Rumrill
Phillip Rumrill Ph.D., CRC

Director of Research

Phillip Rumrill, Ph.D., CRC, is a Professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education at the University of Kentucky (UK) in Lexington. He also serves as Director of Research in the UK Human Development Institute, which is Kentucky’s University Center on Disability. Dr. Rumrill is well known as one of the leading disability and employment researchers in the United States. He has authored or co-authored more than 450 professional publications including 16 commercially published books (e.g., Foundations of the Vocational Rehabilitation Process, Emerging Disabilities and Rehabilitation Counseling, Case management and Rehabilitation Counseling, Research in Rehabilitation Counseling) Dr. Rumrill has extensive experience administering funded research projects. He has had leadership roles on 44 grants with total budgets of more than $53 million. Dr. Rumrill has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including distinguished career awards from the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association and the National Council on Rehabilitation Education. Dr. Rumrill has lived experience with a significant disability (blindness), is a former state Vocational Rehabilitation consumer, and was diagnosed with Long-COVID syndrome in 2021.

Deborah Campbell
Deborah Campbell MSN, RN, CPHQ, IP, T-CHEST, CCRN alumna

Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Transformation

Deb Campbell is Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Transformation - Kentucky Hospital Association. Immediately previous, she acted as VP of Quality and Health Professions at the KHA, following acting as Director of Infection Prevention and Employee Health at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield, Kentucky. She earned her BSN at the University of Louisville and her MSN at Bellarmine University. She was a pediatric ICU nurse and CCRN for over 25 years and director of a large Pediatric ICU. During that time, she served as national faculty for the American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support program. She also worked as a CNS for a large pediatric cardiology practice and as nurse consultant and nurse faculty for the Children’s Hospital Association’s Quality Transformation Network and the National Pediatric Cardiology Improvement Collaborative. Deb also has 15 years of experience as a legal nurse consultant and has co-authored papers on Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections, pediatric codes, and pediatric sepsis collaborative work. Deb leads the Kentucky Sepsis Consortium and serves on the boards of the Kentucky Organization of Nurses Leaders and the Kentucky Association of Healthcare Quality.

Shirley Kron
Shirley Kron BSW, BSN, RN

Director Outreach and Engagement, RETAIN KY

Shirley Kron is the Director of Outreach and Engagement at the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute and serves as the healthcare lead for RETAIN KY developing and expanding healthcare partnerships across the Commonwealth. Prior to her role at HDI, Shirley served as the Regional Director for Occupational and Corporate Health at CHI responsible for the KentuckyOne Workplace Care program for over 20 years and certified as an Occupational health nurse (COHN-S). She managed the Occupational Physician services (OPS) practice which provided occupational medicine services for over 800 employers and their employees in the Louisville market. She was also responsible for management of onsite physicians at the Kentucky Ford Plant (KTP), Louisville Assembly Plant (LAP) and GE Haier. She has over 40 years of experience in nursing, including occupational, rehabilitation and care management.

CE Information

This activity offers 1.0 CE credit to attendees.

Accredited by Kentucky Board of Nursing.

KBN Approval.  This offering for contact hours is provided by the Kentucky Nurses Association (KNA). Kentucky Nurses Association (KNA) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN). KBN Provider Number: 1-0001.  KBN CE Providership Approval through December 31, 2025.  KBN approval of an individual continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program/offering content. 50 minutes = 1.0 KBN Contact Hour.


Originally offered March 13, 2024. Please be aware any interactive elements of the presentation were only applicable during the live viewing.

Activity Content

0% Complete
Activity Attachments

Registration to this activity includes access to the following supporting materials.

  • Retain Session 1: PPT (Size: 2.52 MB)
Presentation - Retain Session 1
Duration: 43 minutes | Quality: HD
Course Evaluation
15 questions
Access your certificate

Register For This Activity

KNA Member


Non Member


KNA Student Member (pre-licensure)


Student Non Member (pre-licensure)