Medical Mnemonic Types Of Shock

When fluid collects in the lung’s tiny, elastic air sacs (alveoli), a condition known as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) develops.

Due to the fluid, your lungs won’t be able to take in as much air, and as a result, your blood won’t get as much oxygen. (Source)


How To Remember ARDS Diagnostic Criteria

ARDS Diagnostic Criteria

  • Acute onset
  • Ratio (PaO2/FiO2) less than 200
  • Diffuse infiltration
  • Swan-Ganz Wedge pressure less than 19 mmHg

Mnemonic: ARDS 


Mind Map / Concept Map /Memory Aid/ Mnemonic To Remember ARDS Diagnostic Criteria

Remember this for your NExT Medical Exit Test exam & USMLE, Pre-Med, NCLEX exams.

Dr. Arin Nandi

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