Evidence-Based Pediatric Case Studies in ARDS: A Breath of Fresh Air

Author(s): Tumulty Jamie

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP A 1.25

Expires Jun 01, 2023

Topics: Pulmonary

Level: Proficient

Population: Pediatric

Role: Educator, Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

The cellular mechanisms of ARDS and subsequent alveolar damage are presented in this concurrent session. The traditional definition of ARDS is compared with the revised Berlin criteria. The phases of ARDS are described. The literature supporting current treatment options, including both pharmacologic therapies and mechanical ventilation strategies, are reviewed. Case study analysis is used to illustrate concepts learned based on literature findings.


  • Define ARDS based on 2012 revised Berlin criteria and describe the pathophysiology.
  • Describe pharmacologic therapies for the patient in ARDS based on the current literature.
  • Describe mechanical ventilation strategies for the patient in ARDS based on the current literature.

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


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