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A firefighter who was involved in extinguishing a house fire is being treated for smoke inhalation. He develops severe hypoxia 48 hours after the incident, requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation. Which of the following conditions has he most likely developed?



A. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
B. Atelectasis.
C. Bronchitis.
D. Pneumonia.

This question is part of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Exam by RNpedia
Asked by RN pedia, Last updated: Dec 05, 2017

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Answered on Oct 02, 2017

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Severe hypoxia after smoke inhalation typically is related to ARDS. The other choices arent typically associated with smoke inhalation.
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