The following questions represent some of the most common questions
asked by those who are dealing with ARDS. To view the answers, click on the desired
What is Adult (or Acute) Respiratory Distress Syndrome, commonly called simply: ARDS? What
ARDS is not. What are the phases/stages of ARDS?
Can someone get ARDS more than once?
ARDS - Survival and Mortality (death)?
Treatment of ARDS; Ventilators; PEEP; Tidal Volumes; O2 Sat Level?
Dealing with the onset and course of ARDS. What to expect?
What complications might be encountered?
We all feel so helpless. Is there anything family members and friends may do to help? Yes!
Surviving ARDS and Dealing with Post-ARDS Medical Issues. What may be encountered or
What are the most important questions that I should ask the physicians?
What is the viability of using lung transplantation to battle ARDS?
My loved one survived ARDS but I am having
difficulty dealing with some issues. Is this normal?
How do I prepare for an upcoming surgery post-ARDS?
What is Prone Positioning?