A systematic approach to care: adult respiratory distress syndrome.

@article{George2008ASA,
  title={A systematic approach to care: adult respiratory distress syndrome.},
  author={Karen Janeen George},
  journal={Journal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={19-22; quiz 23-4}
}
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… CONTINUE READING