Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is a topic covered in the Pocket ICU Management.

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First Things First (assess and treat for the following)

  • Assess orthostasis
    • IV hydration and electrolytes
  • Respiratory deterioration
    • Usually at end of first week or start of second
    • ~20-30% progress to ARDS
  • Need high index of suspicion if no initial outbreak
  • Contact isolation and quarantine
  • Report to local, state, and federal health agencies

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Last updated: May 3, 2010