Dyspnea Update: Mechanisms and Evidence-based Assessment and Management

by Instructor: Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Dyspnea is a distressing symptom that has been described since ancient times, but only recently has it been comprehensively assessed and managed across disease states. The sensation of dyspnea results from interactions among multiple physiological, psychological, social and environmental factors. As with pain, adequate assessment of dyspnea depends on self-report by the person reporting breathing discomfort. Potential causes, underlying mechanisms and management options are addressed.

About the Course Author

Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP is a Professor-Clinical at The Ohio State University School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Dunlevy is the author or co-author of numerous journal articles in journals such as Respiratory Care, Journal of the American Dietietic Association, and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Times. In 1994, she received the AARC Asthma Education Fellowship. She has received many honors and awards as an educator, mentor, faculty member, and scholar.

Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Certificates provided by accrediting body (11 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • American Association for Respiratory Care

    1.00HOURS

    This program has been approved as non-traditional Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063.


    Approval #: 183172000 This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Respiratory Care

    1.00HOURS

    This module is approved for 1.0 contact hours by Florida Board of Respiratory Care.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Respiratory Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Respiratory Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Respiratory Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Respiratory Care Practitioners

    1.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Respiratory Care Practitioners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Respiratory Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE272-60
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-02-27
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the characteristics, common causes and underlying mechanisms of dyspnea; Discuss the evidence-based assessment of dyspnea with emphasis on clinical indicators in different conditions and patient populations; Explain the evidence-based management of dyspnea
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Physicians; Respiratory Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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