Shortness of breath is a common symptom of CVD but it can also be a sign of a host of other acute and chronic diseases. Watch this hour-long course and learn how to determine the underlying causes of dyspnea in order to prescribe appropriate treatments and provide optimal nursing care.
- Define and describe dyspnea and its most common underlying pathophysiologic causes.
- Review steps in a patient assessment for acute and chronic dyspnea including typical diagnostic and laboratory tests.
Susan Corbridge PhD APRN
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) through the joint providership of PCNA. PCNA is accredited by AANP as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030602.