Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Case Study


Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

1.Define ARDS

2.Identify the pathology and etiology of ARDS

3.State the differences between pulmonary edema and ARDS

4.Anticipate what ventilator settings are needed and why

5.Describe the ramifications of ARDS management in patients with intracranial pathology

Joshua Medow, MD, MS, FAANS
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Madison, Wisconsin

Christopher Zacko, MD
Penn State University
Hershey, Pennsylvania


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