Dyspnea

Last Reviewed: November 12, 2015

What You’ll Learn

  1. Describe the physical and emotional impact of dyspnea on people with serious illness
  2. Identify the physical causes of shortness of breath in the seriously ill patient population
  3. Explain the impact of emotional factors that contribute to dyspnea
  4. 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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Medicare criteria for lung volume reduction surgery in COPD.

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National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services

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Medicare criteria for pulmonary rehabilitation services in COPD.

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Opioid Risk Tool (ORT)

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Validated 5-question assessment tool designed to predict which patients are at risk for opioid substance use disorder.

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Fast Fact #27: Dyspnea at End-Of-Life

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Etiology, assessment, and treatment of dyspnea at the end of life.

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Symptom Management Glossary

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Key terms related to symptom management. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2017.

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References: Dyspnea

Last Updated: March 18, 2020

Course citations. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2017.

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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

Contact information: For technical questions about online activity or continuing education credits, contact membership@capc.org or 212-201-2674.

Provided by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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