Respiratory Distress Syndrome. By Dr. Nahed Al- Nagger. Learning Objectives. Define RDS or HMD. List the causes of Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS). State the predisposing factors. Discuss pathophysiology of hyaline membrane disease (HMD). Learning Objectives.
Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Dr. Nahed Al- Nagger
The goals of nursing management are the same as for any high- risk neonate with special emphasis on respiratory needs to:
Facilitate respiratory effort, maintain air exchange and oxygenation.
- Prevent complications.
Nursing management includes all the nursing skills required for any high-risk neonates.
In addition special skills and observations as: Suctioning is performed only as necessary.