{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Using a Dyspnea Assessment Tool to Improve Care at the End of Life

Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To present findings of a research study comparing experiential assessments and treatments of end-of-life dyspnea before and after a structured educational program on the Respiratory Distress Observation Scale (RDOS).

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. distinguish the features of dyspnea at end of life and literature findings regarding use of the RDOS tool.
  2. outline the research approach used to determine improvement in assessment and treatment of dyspnea after education in the use of RDOS.
  3. identify the results of the study and implications for practice.
Price: $17.95


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Test Code: JHPN0618B
Published: Jun 2018
Expires: 6/4/2021
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Lorri Birkholz, DNP, RN, NE-BC; Tina Haney, DNP, CNS, RN