The acute respiratory distress syndrome

Abstract

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a prevalent cause of acute respiratory failure with high rates of mortality, as well as short- and long-term complications, such as physical and cognitive impairment. Therefore, early recognition of this syndrome and application of well-demonstrated therapeutic interventions are essential to change the natural course of this entity and bring about positive clinical outcomes. In this article, we review updated concepts in ARDS. Specifically, we discuss the current definition of ARDS, its risk factors, and the evidence supporting ventilation management, adjunctive therapies, and interventions required in refractory hypoxemia.

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Faculty credentials/disclosure 

Dr. Christopher Wood is chief fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine, Dr. Vivek Kataria is a board-certified critical care pharmacy specialist, and Dr. Ariel Modrykamien is chief of the medical intensive care unit at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. The authors, reviewers, and editor have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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Expiration date

Credit eligibility for this article is set to expire on July 1, 2022.

Target Audience

All physicians and healthcare providers

Learning Objectives

After completing the article, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe causes and risk factors of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and conduct a differential diagnosis of ARDS in symptomatic patients.
  • Describe the evidence-based treatments for ARDS and apply the mechanistic role of these treatment strategies in ARDS.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC Part 2 Medical Knowledge
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 Medical Knowledge points in the American Board of Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
07/06/2020
Course expires: 
07/01/2022
Cost:
$25.00
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Accreditation

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC Part 2 Medical Knowledge
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 Medical Knowledge points in the American Board of Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$25.00
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