2020, Cilt 7, Sayı 0, Sayfa(lar) 008-014
Nursing Management of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) in COVID-19 Patients
İmatullah AKYAR
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi İç Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
Keywords: ARDS, coronavirus 2, COVID-19, nursing management, respiratory distress syndrome

COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 leads to flu-like illness, pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Pathological changes are alveolar damage, respiratory and multi-organ failure due to viral infection and immunological response. The goal of treatment and care is to ensure oxygenation. Current recommendations for COVID-19 ARDS management include treatment with high-flow nasal oxygen therapy (SpO2> 92%), prone positioning, and considering ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) therapy. Continuing research on COVID-19 may update information and care recommendations. In this article, COVID-19 ARDS, discussed with physiopathology, treatment and nursing care aspects.