Flashcards in Ch.3 Advanced Clinical Concepts Deck (19)
Acute respiratory distress syndrome
What is ARDS ?
Progressive respiratory disorder that leads to acute respiratory failure.
What does ARDS cause in the body?
What will this do to the lungs?
Exchange of oxegen in the body of o2 for carbon dioxide co2 in the lungs that limits o2 intake and the co2 production in the body’s cells.
Fluid build up in the alveolar membranes interferes with co2 and o2 capillary exchange.
Client may need what if the have ARDS?
Usually they have something else wrong with them, or what the have wrong leads to ARDS.
Usally when will a client develope ARDS?
Usually their first illness involves mechanical ventilation and they get ARDS.
Why might ARDS intially be missed?
The sighns you have ARDS are nonspecific ; could be something else.
Difficulty or labored breathing.
What sighns should you always assume someone has ARDS?
Dyspnea and decreased arterial o2 saturation. The need for more oxegen.
What are some symptoms of ARDS?
Crackles only lungs
Rapid shallow breathing
Rapid heart beat
What are some direct causes of ARDS?
Aspiration of stomach contents
Lung bruising from trama
Indirect causes of ARDS
What are some risk factors of ARDS
Oxegen use for previous lung conditions
Recent high risk surgery
Decreased protein in blood
What are the complications of ARDS?
Acid-base imbalance in ARDS
What are the two kinds of acid-base imbalance is in arts
Respiratory and metabolic