Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS): What You Need to Know Today

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Class A Credits: 1.0

Format: Video

Run time: 52 mins

Course Launch Date: 4/17/20

Course Expires: 4/16/21

This webinar* addresses recent findings related to ARDS and the current COVID-19 pandemic, including a review of current literature, physiology, patient profiles, and at-risk groups. It will also cover how COVID-19 can tie into sepsis as well as identify critical diagnosis, therapies, and best practices for treatment. *COVID-19 webinar series supported, in part, by an educational grant provided by Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson.

***If you previously attended a live webinar or session for CE credit, you are not eligible to receive additional credit for the replays.***


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A minimum passing score of 80% is required to pass this course. You have TWO opportunities to achieve a passing score. If you fail to achieve a passing score of 80%, you will not receive CE credit for this course.

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  • Identify current trends in the clinical management of ARDS during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Make recommendations for caring for patients with ARDS during the COVID-19 Pandemic.



Experienced independent practice CRNA and ultrasound enthusiast. Skilled in Point of Care Ultrasound, Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia, fluoroscopy guided interventional spine procedures, and general anesthesia. Available for speaking engagements and guest lecturing on PoCUS and USGRA. 

John J. Gallagher, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, TCRN, RRT


John Gallagher is currently the Trauma Program Manager and a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia. He received his DNP from the University of Pittsburgh and MSN at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. He has practiced in a variety of clinical settings including the Trauma Resuscitation Unit and Surgical ICU, Emergency Department and Pulmonary Step-down Units as both a staff nurse and Clinical Nurse Specialist. Additionally, John is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and has practiced as a Paramedic in the state of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the America Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), currently serving on the national Board of Directors, as well as a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine Nursing Section and Airway/Mechanical Ventilation task force, and the Society of Trauma Nurses. His areas of clinical interest include ARDS, mechanical ventilation, and endpoints of resuscitation.