Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment


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What happens during acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)?

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1. People with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) may have visible cyanosis of the lips and nail beds. What is cyanosis?

2. People with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) will be tachypneic. What is tachypnea?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a condition that affects different parts of the body. Check your knowledge of this condition and ways it is treated by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested over:

  • What tachypnea is
  • Treating ARDS
  • Another name for shortness of breath
  • What happens during ARDS
  • The meaning of cyanosis

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as cyanosis and tachypnea
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about ways to treat ARDS
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what happens during ARDS and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The lesson called Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment will let you learn more about this condition. You can cover the following objectives:

  • Determine what causes ARDS
  • Understand why it is vital to identify ARDS early on
  • Analyze treatment options for this condition