Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome(ARDS). Created by Nicole Shafar RN, BSN. ARDS. A type of pulmonary edema not related to heart failure. It is also known as shock lung, or noncardiogenic pulmonary edema.
Created by Nicole Shafar RN, BSN
Lung tissue normally remains dry but in patients with ARDS, lung fluid increases and contains a high level of protein.