The primary purpose of the ARDS Support Center is to provide
information, education, care and support for patients, survivors,
family members and loved ones who have been confronted with the many
problems resulting from the onset, treatment and consequences of the
devastating condition known as Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
The ARDS Support Center will sponsor and participate in activities
aimed at funding ARDS research, the furtherance of the primary goal of
the ARDS Support Center and creating a broad public awareness of this
Provide highly reliable authenticated medical information relating
to the nature and treatment of ARDS and post-ARDS conditions that may
Provide a staff of volunteers who will assist those seeking care,
support and information from the ARDS Support Center.
Provide facilities that will assist individuals in coping with the
onset, treatment and consequences of ARDS.
THE ARDS SUPPORT CENTER WEBSITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE.
The contents of the website, such as text, graphics, images,
information and other material ("Content") contained on the
ARDS Support Center are for informational purposes only. The Content
is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice,
diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or
other health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a
medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or
delay in seeking it because of something you may have read on the ARDS
Support Center website!
The ARDS Support Center does not recommend or endorse any specific
tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may
be mentioned in the website. Reliance on any information provided by
the ARDS Support Center website, ARDS Support Center volunteers, or
others appearing on the website at the invitation of the ARDS Support
Center, or other visitors to the website is solely at your own risk.
Medical information appearing on ARDS Support Center website or in
publications issued by the ARDS Support Center is to be authenticated
by competent physicians such as those who are members of the ASC Board
of Medical Advisors.
The staff of the ARDS Support Center will not encourage or
participate in Chat Room activities having to do with medical matters.
The ASC website facilities can not be used to promote or encourage
Chat Room activities. It is the position of the ARDS Support Center
that qualified medical personnel monitor and supervise any Chat Room
discussions that concern medical matters.
Those working on behalf of the ARDS Support Center are not
qualified to discuss legal matters and will not engage in such
The ARDS Support Center provides much authenticated medical
information but volunteers are not qualified and will not provide
medical advice regarding the treatment of ARDS or the many attendant
problems resulting from the onset of ARDS.
The inclusion of material such as Stories and Journals, Care Corner
Listings and Memorials must be approved by the Executive Committee as
to content, aesthetics and conformity with the goals, objectives and
policies of the ARDS Support Center.
The Executive Committee of the ARDS Support Center has the
responsibility of assuring that all communications meet common
standards of good taste and are in conformity with the policies of the
ARDS Support Center.