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Acute Lung Injury and the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
Chirag V. Shah, M.D., M.S., and Jason D. Christie, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Shah is Instructor in Medicine and Dr. Christie is Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Within the past 12 months, Drs. Shah reports no commercial conflicts of interest; Dr. Christie has been a consultant to Discovery Labs and GlaxoSmithKline.

Release Date: 02/01/2009
Termination Date: 02/01/2012

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • Describe the diagnostic criteria for acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
  • Assess the underlying precipitating causes of ALI and the differential diagnosis of ALI in a critically ill patient.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of the acute phase of ALI responsible for the refractory hypoxemia.
  • Apply the ventilatory strategy that should be used in patients with ALI.

This conference may include discussion of commercial products and services.

The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
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