Last Reviewed: November 12, 2015
What You’ll Learn
- Describe the physical and emotional impact of dyspnea on people with serious illness
- Identify the physical causes of shortness of breath in the seriously ill patient population
- Explain the impact of emotional factors that contribute to dyspnea
- Develop a systematic approach to reduce the physical and emotional suffering from dyspnea
What You’ll Earn
After completing the course, you’ll earn a Verification of Attendance certificate.
CAPC members can earn the following free continuing education credits:
- Case Management: 1.00 CE
- Medicine: 0.75 CME, 0.75 ABIM MOC (Medical Knowledge Only)
- Nursing: 1.00 CNE, 0.40 Pharmacotherapy
- Social Work: 1.00 CE (NYSED)
- Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)
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Tools & Resources
GOLD Pocket Guide to COPD Diagnosis, Management and Prevention
Guidance on prevention, diagnosis, and management of COPD. Updated 2018.view
National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (Reduction Pneumoplasty)
Medicare criteria for lung volume reduction surgery in COPD.view
National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
Medicare criteria for pulmonary rehabilitation services in COPD.view
Opioid Risk Tool (ORT)
Validated 5-question assessment tool designed to predict which patients are at risk for opioid substance use disorder.view
Fast Fact #27: Dyspnea at End-Of-Life
Etiology, assessment, and treatment of dyspnea at the end of life.view
Symptom Management Glossary
Key terms related to symptom management. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2017.download
Course citations. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2017.download
Drew Rosielle, MD, FAAHPM. Palliative Care, Fairview Health Services, University of Minnesota Medical School.
Lolita Melhado, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC. Family Nurse Practitioner/Palliative Care, Gulf Coast Medical Center - Lee Memorial Health System.
Philip Higgins, PhD, LICSW. President, Lighthouse Counseling of Salem, Inc.
Amy Case, MD, FAAHPM. Associate Professor of Oncology, Chair, Department of Supportive Care.*
Melissa Bakar, MD. Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.*
Linda Pang, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
*indicates ABIM Peer Reviewer
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