Respiratory Emergencies: Acute Dyspnea

Return to all Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 60 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Differentiate common etiology of acute dyspnea including Asthma, COPD, and CHF
2. Implement an evidence-based management plan for patients presenting in acute dyspnea to the primary care office, urgent care clinic, and emergency departments.
3. Evaluate the adherence to maintenance treatment plans for patients with chronic disease that may result in acute dyspnea: Asthma, COPD, CHF.
4. Provide patient education on methods to avoid recurrence of acute symptoms.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
05/22/2020

Mark A. Graber, MD, Professor of Emergency and Family Medicine, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Solon

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
05/22/2020
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