Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse
acute respiratory distress syndrome, ARDS, nursing care, ARDS pathophysiology
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a complex disease discussed in the following poster. ARDS is an inflammatory disease with a high mortality rate, making it a topic of high interest. Numerous different diseases can initiate ARDS, but not everyone who develops one of those diseases goes into ARDS. The inflammatory response within the lungs causes refractory hypoxemia and shunting. Treatments available for ARDS is mechanical ventilation with smaller tidal volumes, prone positioning, and neuromuscular blocking agents. Nurses caring for these critically ill patients must have an understanding of the overall picture of ARDS, while continuously assessing for possible complications and changes. The pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, treatment options, and implications for nursing care are all topics discussed.
Bedinghaus, Caroline, "Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome" (2020). Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN). 413.