Course Description

This course is to present an overview of dyspnea at the end of life and to help the learner gain the skills necessary to provide interventions that will ensure patient comfort is attained.

CE/CME Offered
CE/CME Credit Available: Nurse and Social Worker

Length
1.0 hour

Objectives

  • Describe the basic pathophysiology of dyspnea
  • Identify common diseases and conditions that can cause dyspnea and explore ways to provide comfort
  • Describe Assessment guidelines for treatment of dyspnea
  • Examine pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions

Subject Matter Expert

Susan DeMoya, MSN, RN, CHPN

Sue DeMoya is a Learning Services Coordinator at Empath Health. Her focus is curriculum design and development. Sue loves the creative collaboration with the team as a course evolves, and freely admits to being totally enamored with her job. Recent courses written include “Quieting your Mind through Meditation,” “Dyspnea at End of Life” and “Safety in the Workplace: Avoiding Trips, Slips, and Falls”. Courses such as “Quieting Your Mind Through Meditation,” that deal with the more esoteric side of hospice practice, really inspire Sue. She believes educating hospice professionals on these topics makes for a more well-rounded and engaged hospice practitioner.

Sue has worked in a variety of roles at Empath Health during the past 19 years, including many years as a staff nurse caring for patients and families, senior staff nurse and team manager. She transferred to Empath Health two years ago after obtaining her Master’s degree in Nursing Education.

She is also a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care nurse. Her field experience combined with her education and dedication to Empath Health make her an extraordinary addition to the Empath Health team.

Disclosure
Planners: Karen Lo, MS, BA, RN, Carol Johnston, RN, BA and Susan Bruno, MSW, LCSW have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Subject Matter Experts: Susan DeMoya, MSN, RN, CHPN has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

CE/CME Credit Hours

Nurse
1.0 Contact Hour

Social Work
1.0 Contact Hour

Completion

In order to complete this online activity and obtain CE/CME credit, participants must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. You will have access to the course for 90 days from the date of purchase.

CE/CME Info

This activity is being provided through NHPCO’s collaboration with Empath Health.

Empath Health, ACE Provider #1256, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. The Empath Health maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: January 28, 2014 through January 28, 2017.

Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.  Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 Clinical continuing education clock hours.”

Contact hours provided via Empath Health’s CE Broker Provider #50-1994 for nurses, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, social workers and nursing home administrators.

Cost

Member Price
$35.00

Non-Member Price
$70.00

Additional Info

Release Date
10/19/2011

Review Date
4/11/2017

Expiration Date
3/10/2020