Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome- Definition & Pathophysiology

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome- Definition & Pathophysiology

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome [ARDS] is an acute condition characterized by bilateral pulmonary infiltrates and severe hypoxemia in the absence of evidence for cardiogenic pulmonary edema. In this condition, the small blood vessels leak leading to fluid bluid up in the alveoli. This is described as diffuse alveolar damage (DAD) and lung capillary endothelial injury. [...]

Nursing Process Case Studies: Epixtasis

Nursing Process Case Studies: Epixtasis

A 14 year old male comes into the emergency with complaints of dizziness, headache, bloody vomitus. He has been nose bleeding for three days & actively for 24hours. The accompanying guardian has had him lean back in an effort to stop the bleeding. On assessment he has cold clammy skin and is weak looking while being pale with some confusion. Vital signs: