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.
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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.