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Critical Illness

The American Thoracic Society has created a number of resources for the general public related to critical illness and respiratory diseases. In particular are their Fact Sheets. We have been granted permission to share these and have identified the Fact Sheets specific to critical illness and ARDS/respiratory failure.

Select the links below to access these Fact Sheets. Information en Español is included when available.


Shortness of Breath & Pneumonia


Mechanical Ventilation (Breathing Machine)