Is it Cardiac or Pulmonary? Patient Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation of Dyspnea

Underlying causes of dyspnea to prescribe appropriate treatments and provide optimal care.

Diagnostics and Devices
Member Cost: $0Non-member Cost: $0
Credits: 1.0 CE contact hours

Course Overview

 

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.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Define and describe dyspnea and its most common underlying pathophysiologic causes.
  2. Review steps in a patient assessment for acute and chronic dyspnea including typical diagnostic and laboratory tests.

Faculty

Susan Corbridge PhD APRN