Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse
ARDS, Pathophysiology, Nursing Implications, Prone Positioning
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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