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acute lung injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute respiratory failure, ARDS



  1. Carlucci, Melissa MS, ACNP
  2. Graf, Nicole MS, ACNP
  3. Simmons, James Q. MS, AGACNP
  4. Corbridge, Susan J. PhD, ACNP, FAANP


Abstract: Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a serious complication of critical illness that is associated with high morbidity and mortality. There are no effective treatment options, so prevention, early recognition, and appropriate supportive care are essential to improve outcomes. This article provides an overview of the disorder, including current treatment considerations.