Home Health Aide On-the-Go In-Service Lessons: Vol. 10, Issue 12: Improvement in Dyspnea/Anxiety

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9781601468512: Home Health Aide On-the-Go In-Service Lessons: Vol. 10, Issue 12: Improvement in Dyspnea/Anxiety
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OVERVIEW

Dyspnea is defined as a feeling of shortness of breath or breathlessness. Home health aides will encounter patients with dyspnea often in their work, and must know how to effectively care for these patients and how to use oxygen safely in the home. This in-service describes the concept and the causes of dyspnea. Aides will learn how to care for patients with dyspnea, including working with those who require supplemental oxygen.

LESSON OBJECTIVES

After completion of this program, the home health aide will be able to:

- Define dyspnea
- Describe causes of dyspnea
- Discuss interventions that the home health aide can perform for dyspnea
- Describe how to use oxygen in the home safely

Contents of this lesson:

- A clearly written fact sheet
- A 10-question post-test to measure understanding of the subject matter
- An answer sheet with a place for the instructor's comments and signature
- An illustrative, homecare-specific case study
- Suggested supplemental learning activities
- An attendance log and certificate of completion

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