DyspneaLast 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
CAPC members can earn the following free continuing education credits:
Case Management: 1.00 CE
Medicine: 0.75 CME, 0.75 ABIM MOC
Nursing: 1.00 CNE, 0.40 Pharmacotherapy
Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)
Social Work: 1.00 CE (NYSED)
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References: DyspneaLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Course citations. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2017.members login
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.
Linda Pang, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
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