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17 Jul

Establishing Definitions for Pediatric ARDS

Enable cookies to see embeded content. Neal Thomas, MD, FCCM, of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, talks Pediatric ARDS in this episode of Big Ideas Theater. Dr. Thomas focuses on the importance of establishing definitions for pediatric ARDS, in addition to the use of adult definitions. “We found that they [the adult definitions]… Read more »

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08 Jan

The Role of ECLS in Influenza-Related ARDS

By Madison Fratzke, RRT, RRT-ACCS, and Keith Lamb, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC, FCCM Introduction Influenza can lead to respiratory failure which can evolve into significant Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Standard treatment for significant ARDS is invasive positive pressure ventilation which in and of itself may cause deleterious secondary inflammatory processes leading to a precipitous increase… Read more »

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26 Sep

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 20: Guidelines for Ventilation of ARDS

Enable cookies to see embeded content. In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Richard Branson, MSC, RRT, discusses the importance of evidence-based care and guidelines for ventilation of ARDS. Watch More Big Ideas Theater “Respiratory therapists, like all health care professionals, need to learn to operate on best evidence,” Branson said. “And best evidence is… Read more »

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