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What Is Dyspnea? - Definition, Causes & Treatment

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What is dyspnea?

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1. What are the common causes of dyspnea?

2. What source of dyspnea is serious and likely needs immediate medical attention?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Dyspnea is a common medical complaint, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this symptom. You'll be tested on some of its causes and their treatments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Definition of dyspnea
  • Common causes of dyspnea
  • A serious source of dyspnea
  • Definition of a pulmonary embolism
  • How to approach treatment of dyspnea

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of dyspnea
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to suggest appropriate treatment of dyspnea
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define dyspnea and pulmonary embolism
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained regarding common causes of dyspnea

Additional Learning

To learn more about this sometimes serious symptom, review the accompanying lesson on Characteristics of Dyspnea. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define dyspnea
  • Name 5 of the most common causes of dyspnea and 3 other causes
  • Explain what a pulmonary embolism is and what should be done about it
  • Define Heimlich maneuver and state its purpose
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