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Activity Steps


This course provides an in-depth understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of acute respiratory failure (ARF). Acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome are components of acute respiratory distress and are part of this learning activity. Terms, etiologies, blood gas abnormalities, diagnostic measures, and in-depth pathophysiologic changes are discussed along with needed nursing interventions. New viral pathogens are now at the forefront of ARF and can lead to epidemic and pandemic infection.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Explain the three functional causes of acute respiratory failure (ARF).
  2. Describe the pathophysiologic processes that lead to ARF.
  3. Discuss treatments to manage ARF.
Price: $12.95


  • AARC 1.0 CH

This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063.

Professions: Respiratory Therapist
Test Code: CCA00435RT
Published: Mar 2019
Expires: 12/1/2021
Required Passing Score: 8/10 (80%)
Authors: William (Bill) Galvin, MSEd, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC (AARC) Sherry Ratajczak, MSN, RN, CRNP Tahitia Timmons, MSN, RN-BC, OCN