How Can I Help a Breathless Patient?

  • ARHC
  • 13 July 2022
  • 09:30 - 13:00


This course aims to give healthcare professionals the basic non-pharmacological knowledge and skills to actively empower patients to self-manage their own breathlessness.

This Study Day is aimed at:

This Study Day is suitable for healthcare professionals who are caring for palliative patients in any setting.

 In this session learners will:

• An overview of the anatomy and physiology of the lungs

• How chronic illness affects the normal breathing process

• How to assess breathlessness

• The impact of breathlessness on the patient and family

• How to manage the acutely breathless patient using non-pharmacological interventions

• An opportunity to discuss how to use the new techniques

• An awareness of associated fatigue and anxiety

Course price


Diverse group of students at a table, being taught in the Hospice's Education & Conference Centre