Pearls for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome1. Approximately 20% of patients with COVID-19 develop ARDS.
2. These patients are complex; ask for help.
3. Assess your patient.
ARDS patients are sick and nursing care is crucial to help patients survive. In attempt to be succinct, we’ve attached Nick Mark‘s ICU OnePagers with attention to nursing care in yellow highlights. More ICU OnePagers can be found at https://www.onepagericu.com/
New #ICUOnePager on ARDS, summarizing the causes (including #COVID19), pathophysiology, and the approach I use for treatment; hint just remember the 7 P’s mnemonic! #FOAMcc #FOAMed Download the PDF with references here ➡️https://t.co/a5nxKnr6Q9 pic.twitter.com/8LFMAPosb2— Nick Mark MD (@nickmmark) March 31, 2020
ARDS Pathophysiology Snapshot
Prone Position in ARDS
Seriously, Haney Mallemat is the one of the best educators on the planet.
A taskforce was set out to define criteria for ARDS2.
There is debate whether the Berlin criteria is best for defining ARDS3; however, most intensive care teams use this definition as a general guide rather than a rule.
1. Calgary Guide to Understanding Disease. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. https://calgaryguide.ucalgary.ca/acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-pathogenesis-and-clinical-findings/
2. The ARDS Definition Task Force*. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: The Berlin Definition. JAMA. 2012;307(23):2526–2533. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.5669
3. Farkas, J. Pulmcrit. 2018. https://emcrit.org/pulmcrit/pseudoards/