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Adult respiratory distress syndrome, Clinical pathway, FASTHUG



  1. George, Karen Janeen BSN, RN, CCRN, CEN


Trauma patients present with and have the potential to develop an array of systemic and metabolic disturbances. Adult respiratory distress syndrome has been identified as a life-threatening development, especially in trauma patients. A systematic approach to care utilizing the acronyms FASTHUG and BANDAIDS, along with incorporating lung protective strategies, provides avenues to decrease mortality related to adult respiratory distress syndrome. A case study presentation, pathophysiology related to symptoms, interventions, and clinical outcomes are presented.