Nursing Role in Caring for Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress with Ventilator


  • Janthana Nahathaiphokin Boromarajonani college of Nursing Chakriraj
  • Peranan ๋Jerayingmongkol Boromarajonani college of Nursing Chakriraj
  • Wantanee Naksrisang Boromarajonani college of Nursing Chakriraj


nurse role; acute respiratory distress syndrome; ventilator


Acute respiratory distress syndrome injured in the lungs is associated with a high mortality rate. Therefore, nurses should play a vital role in caring for this group of patients: (1) Setting low tidal volume ventilator with less than six milliliters per kilogram of ideal body weight (2) Setting appropriate positive end-expiratory pressure (3) Setting plateau pressure not exceed 30 cm H2O (4) Drug-based palliative treatment, the use of gas inhalation to dilatation the arteries in the lungs, drug used to Neuromuscular Blocking agents and combination of albumin with diuretics to increase oxygen levels in red blood cells, steroid drug uses to control the secretion of cortisol and proper fluids management (5) The use of Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to rest the work of the heart and lungs (6) Prone position to exchange gas high efficiency (7) Providing correct and appropriate nutrition therapy (8) Regularly assessing and surveillance which consists of assessing risk factors, skincare and protection (9) Positive aspect of caregiving relatives through a positive perspective to promote understanding and reduce anxiety. Nurses must be aware and knowledgeable in caring for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome to reduce complications when the patients receive treatment and recover from illness and discharge from home.


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Nahathaiphokin จ. ., ๋Jerayingmongkol พ. ., & Naksrisang ว. . (2021). Nursing Role in Caring for Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress with Ventilator. EAU Heritage Journal Science and Technology, 15(3), 31–40. Retrieved from



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