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Managing a patient with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome PART 2: ARDS

Lian, Jin Xiong BSN, RN, CNS

doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000390626.96585.94

In the second and final part of this series, the author describes how to handle refractory hypoxemia and how to use information gleaned from ventilator waveforms to optimize ventilation for patients with ARDS.

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

Learn how to handle refractory hypoxemia and optimize ventilation.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.