Respiratory. Nur 106. Respiratory System. General Information Signs and symptoms of respiratory distress Common diagnostic tools Common medications and treatments. General Information. Fetus practices breathing in utero Normal to have amniotic fluid in lungs
deficiency in surfactant
Work of breathing
Adapted from: London, M; Ladewig, P; Ball, J; and Bindler, R. 2007. Maternal & Child Nursing Care, 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ, Prentice Hall, p.820.
Carrier Unaffected Affected Carrier