What’s Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome?
After suffering a traumatic brain injury, accident survivors can develop a wide array of critical medical problems, including major breathing difficulties. Immediate medical care must be obtained so the affected person can keep breathing, and the brain can avoid losing crucial oxygen. Too many lives are lost as emergency workers try to determine whether a patient is coping with ARDS, acute respiratory distress syndrome, or another major breathing disorder. The Yale medical website describes ARDs as a “potentially fatal” lung condition that can lead to numerous organs failing to receive adequate oxygen required for their proper functioning. Each year, about 190,000...Continue reading