Conditions Associated with Respiratory Failure


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Which of the following is the major cause of IRDS?

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1. Robert has been drinking at a party and has fallen to sleep on his back. How could this cause ARDS in Robert?

2. Of the following, who is most likely to have IRDS?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What kinds of respiratory conditions can affect infants and adults and what are the characteristics of each of these conditions? This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your knowledge of potentially fatal respiratory diseases and syndromes.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • A major cause of Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome (IRDS)
  • A cause or causes of Acute (Adult) Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Who is most likely to have IRDS
  • An example of aspiration pneumonia
  • What the term respiratory failure refers to

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the effects of specific types of respiratory problems
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast ARDS and IRDS
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes of ARDS

Additional Learning

To learn more about issues leading to respiratory failure, review the accompanying lesson called Conditions Associated with Respiratory Failure. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Detail what happens in the lungs when one has ARDS
  • Identify causes of ARDS
  • Explain what Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome (IRDS) is and describe what causes it
  • Describe what can result from respiratory failure