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.