Dyspnea is an important independent predictor of adverse outcomes in certain populations. This session describes a pilot study on the feasibility of routine dyspnea assessment of all inpatients upon admission. The presenters also explore how dyspnea assessment presents an opportunity to optimize care, improve symptom management, and help predict outcomes.
Contact hours available until 9/29/2015.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Planning Committee members have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA).
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
Recognize the importance of routine dyspnea assessment on all patients in order to triage appropriately and optimize care.
Describe one method for integrating a patient reported dyspnea measurement into routine nursing assessments.