Respiratory Distress Syndrome Hyaline Membrane Disease. Islamic university Nursing College. Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Hyaline Membrane Disease). Causes: Immature development of the respiratory system or inadequate amount of surfactant in the lungs.
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.