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Home Health Patient Education on Risk Factors for Developing ARDS

Risk Factors for Development of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Nurse educated the patient and caregiver on the risk factors for development of ARDS as follows: ARDS usually occurs in patients, who are severely ill, hospitalized, and have many factors of comorbidity. Injury to the lungs and alveoli can occur secondary to conditions such as, Severe sepsis Excessive inhalation of exhaust fumes Unresolving pneumonia Near drowning with fluid accumulation in the lungs Major physical trauma to [...]

Home Health Patient Teaching on Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Patient/caregiver was educated on Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome also known as ARDS as follows: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome also known as ARDS is a condition in which there is fluid built up in the alveoli of the lungs, secondary to injury to the lung. Usually, alveoli are the sites for gas exchange in the lungs. Since, the alveoli are filled with fluid in a patient with ARDS, the gas exchange is [...]