Registrar teaching 5th April 2013

Ventilation in ARDS
The updated (Berlin) definition of ARDS can be found here

Here’s the original ventilation strategy used in the ARDSnet study:
ARDSnet mechanical ventilation protocol card

Severe life-threatening asthma
Check out Dr Weingart’s notes on asthma on crashingpatient.com and consider what aspects you might modify for local (Australian) practice.

Further reading – this article is thoroughly recommended to advance your understanding of advanced therapies and of the limitations of inhaled therapies in severe asthma management:
Sellers WF. Inhaled and intravenous treatment in acute severe and life-threatening asthma.
Br J Anaesth. 2013 Feb;110(2):183-90

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