Evidence-Based Treatment Strategies for ARDS During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

Author(s): Amy Stafford

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Pulmonary

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

It is crucial that ICU nurses stay well informed on the latest research and practice standards in caring for ARDS patients. Never before has ARDS been more relevant or pervasive than during the COVID-19 pandemic. This intermediate presentation highlights evidence-based treatment strategies utilizing a case scenario woven throughout. It also discusses the challenges and complexities of implementing widely accepted best practices during the unique circumstances of a global pandemic.


  • Review the history, definition and pathophysiology of ARDS.
  • Describe current evidence-based treatment strategies.
  • Explain the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on ARDS treatment strategies and the impact on survivors.

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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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