Welcome to the Northwest ARDS Support Network. We
provide outreach and support to patients in ARDS crisis, as
well as to survivors, families, friends and others who have
been affected by Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
There is a wealth of information on the Web related to
ARDS. On the Links page, you
will find numerous links to other websites that contain
information about ARDS.
If you are researching the Web for a patient or family who
does not have immediate Internet access, please refer to the Contact
page for a phone number where we may be reached.
Since we are based in the Seattle area, in-person support
will currently be available only in the Puget Sound
area. However, e-mail and phone support are available to
anyone who needs it throughout the state of Washington and
beyond. We host regular survivors' get-togethers during
which we share experiences, fun, laughter and understanding in
a friendly, congenial atmosphere. During these
get-togethers we also have some of the foremost ARDS experts
in the country sharing their knowledge with us in an intimate,
casual environment. Check out our News
page for upcoming events.
We've created informational packets that contain important
information for caregivers of ARDS patients. Our informational packets
are available at many pulmonologists'
offices and Intensive Care Units in the Puget Sound area. If you would like
an informational packet, please phone or e-mail your address
to us and we will
make sure you receive one in the mail.
It is our hope that the Northwest ARDS Support Network will
provide you vital information while your loved one is in ARDS
crisis. If you are an ARDS survivor, or have lost a
loved one to ARDS, you may find others
who have shared similar experiences, which will in turn help
you in the recovery process.