OVERVIEW - ARDS
Welcome to the learning module on Acute Lung Injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Management of the ARDS patient can be challenging, especially when the patient's critical illness is complex. Nurses can gain competency in patient management by understanding a few key principles of this serious complication.
- Define ALI and ARDS
- Describe Pathophysiology
- Describe signs and symptoms of ARDS
- Describe Diagnostic Interventions for identifying ARDS
- Discuss Collaborative Management of ARDS
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