Ventilating Trauma Patients: ARDS and Traumatic Brain Injury

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Ventilating Trauma Patients: ARDS and Traumatic Brain Injury" Lecturers: Joseph Hylton, BSRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC and Carl Hinkson, MS, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, FAARC. Part 1: ARDS is a devastating clinical syndrome that frequently impacts trauma victims. Early recognition and treatment can significantly affect mortality, even in the transport environment. This presenter will discuss how trauma victims are uniquely susceptible to developing the syndrome. Recognition and interventions for conventional treatment of ALI/ARDS will be discussed. Part 2: Ventilating the TBI patient can be a challenge. This presentation will cover approaches to reducing intracranial pressure and how the ventilator may help or hurt in the process. Item #CT20158

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