Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term


Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

John Chovan


ARDS, Pathophysiology, Nursing Implications, Prone Positioning

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a devastating form of hypoxemic respiratory failure with the potential for significant morbidity and mortality (Dalmedico, et al., 2017). Though the exact cause or trigger for ARDS is not always identified, great strides have been made in its identification and treatment since the 1990’s. Strategies include screening in the emergency department, prone positioning, and lung protective ventilator settings. Knowledge of the pathophysiological processes and familiarity with treatment strategies will aid the practitioner in the decision-making process for these critically ill patients.

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