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Managing a patient with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome PART 1: ARDS

Lian, Jin Xiong BSN, RN, CNS

doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000389644.61365.26

Despite substantial advances in knowledge and improvements in treatments, mortality from ARDS remains high, ranging from 15% to 75%. This article, the first in a two-part series, discusses the pathophysiology of ARDS and how to use lung-protective strategies for mechanical ventilation.

Jin Xiong Lian is a clinical nurse specialist in the intensive care unit at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, a teaching hospital for the University of Sydney in Australia.

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