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