RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME:
Differentiate "pulmonary" from
"extra-pulmonary" causes of ARDS and explain the clinical
Describe the mechanism by which mechanical
ventilation may contribute to the development of multiple organ
Outline a protective ventilation strategy for
minimizing ventilator-induced lung injury.
Contrast pressure control ventilation with
pressure-regulated volume control.
Explain the concept of autoflow in mechanical
ventilation, and explain its clinical benefits.
Describe the physiologic benefits of maintained
spontaneous breathing in ARDS.
Discuss airway pressure release ventilation.
Explain the physiologic basis for improved
oxygenation associated with prone positioning in ARDS.
Review recent research findings relevant to
surfactant therapy, and explain why it is not currently recommended
for use as routine therapy in adults with ARDS.
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