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How does icu treat ards?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Life support

Depending on the severity of ards, a patient may need to have a breathing tube and ventilation support for days to weeks.
If blood oxygen levels are very low, ecmo may be needed. Other organs may be damaged by lack of oxygen, so support of blood pressure or kidney function may be necessary. Often, antibiotics are given to treat infection. Other treatment plans depend on the cause of ards.

In brief: Life support

Depending on the severity of ards, a patient may need to have a breathing tube and ventilation support for days to weeks.
If blood oxygen levels are very low, ecmo may be needed. Other organs may be damaged by lack of oxygen, so support of blood pressure or kidney function may be necessary. Often, antibiotics are given to treat infection. Other treatment plans depend on the cause of ards.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. Jennifer Letourneau
Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Protocols

When treating patients with ards, it is important for the ICU to have protocols for managing the mechanical ventilator. In addition, it is vital to treat the underlying cause of ards.
Other treatments may include diuretics, steroids, and occasionally other medications.

In brief: Protocols

When treating patients with ards, it is important for the ICU to have protocols for managing the mechanical ventilator. In addition, it is vital to treat the underlying cause of ards.
Other treatments may include diuretics, steroids, and occasionally other medications.
Dr. Jennifer Letourneau
Dr. Jennifer Letourneau
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