What Is ARDS? - Definition, Symptoms, Criteria & Treatment


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The small air sacs at the end of the bronchioles are where gas exchange takes place. What are these small air sacs called?

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1. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) results in what substance accumulating in the lungs?

2. Which of these is a possible symptom of ARDS?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the symptoms of ARDS? How is it diagnosed? What might be used to treat it? These are among the facts you will be quizzed on when you utilize this quiz/worksheet assessment tool.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will check your knowledge by answering questions regarding:

  • The term used to describe small air sacs found at the end of bronchioles in the lungs
  • What accumulates in the lungs as a result of ARDS
  • Symptoms of ARDS
  • The term for a machine that controls breathing and supplies oxygen to the lungs
  • The name of the procedure that involves inserting a small camera into the lungs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the symptoms and characteristics of ARDS
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the anatomy of the lungs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about diagnostic procedures used for ARDS

Additional Learning

More details about this condition can be found in the lesson What Is ARDS? - Definition, Symptoms, Criteria & Treatment. The lesson allows you to view information about:

  • Structures of the lungs and how the lungs work
  • What is affected by ARDS
  • Causes and symptoms of ARDS
  • Medical tests used to diagnose ARDS
  • How this condition can be treated