CE Credit

Exercise-Induced Dyspnea


Welcome to the training on Exercise-Induced Dyspnea provided by Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.00 CE


The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals to diagnose and treat exercise-induced dyspnea in the primary care setting and to make appropriate referrals to specialists and subspecialists when needed.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Differentiate asthma from two common conditions associated with dyspnea.
  2. Evaluate findings of the medical history that are commonly associated with exercise-induced bronchospasm.
  3. Distinguish between two types of treatment for exercise-induced bronchospasm.
  4. Apply the return-to-play algorithm for an athlete with exercise-induced bronchospasm.
  5. Specify one of three conditions associated with vocal cord dysfunction.
  6. Evaluate when to refer a patient with exercise-induced dyspnea to a specialist or subspecialist.

Please note this module expires on 8/5/2019.

Accreditation Statement


The medical definitions provided in this module were obtained or adapted from the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; the American Thoracic Society; the Free Medical Dictionary; the Mayo Clinic; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; and the U.S. National Library of Medicine.