Patients’ Adaptations After Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Qualitative Study

Author(s): Katrina E. Hauschildt, PhD, Claire Seigworth, MPH, Lee A. Kamphuis, MPH, Catherine L. Hough, MD, Marc Moss, MD, Joanne M. McPeake, PhD, MSc, BN(Hons), Molly Harrod, PhD, and Theodore J. Iwashyna, MD, PhD, for the Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Network

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires May 01, 2024

Topics: COVID-19, Pulmonary, Quality Improvement

Population: Adult

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Many patients confront physical, cognitive, and emotional problems after acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). No proven therapies for these problems exist, and many patients manage new disability and recovery with little formal support. Eliciting patients’ adaptations to these problems after hospitalization may identify opportunities to improve recovery.


  • Analyze the difference between recuperative and adaptive strategies of recovery.
  • Identify potential adaptive strategies that can be suggested for use by patients after acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
  • Describe the roles of family and social supports in promoting adaptation and recuperation

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Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


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