B. an artificial surfactant.
Suppose you're a physician treating an infant with respiratory distress syndrome your intervention to effect relief of the baby's symptoms will involve?
an artificial surfactant
Can a premature infant with severe respiratory distress syndrome develop periventricular leukomalacia?
i would recommend you ask your doctor.
1. Monitor vital signs, breath sounds, breathing pattern and level of consciousness. Evaluate pulse oxim…etry. 2. Elevate head of the bed to 45 degrees. 3. Suction secretions as needed. 4. Turn patient every 2 hours. 5. Provide adequate fluid intake. 6. Provide a calm environment to promote rest. Limit activities. 7. Administer expectorants, bronchodilators, and antibiotics as ordered. 8. Encourage deep breathing exercises. / Administer oxygen at a low rate.
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If an infant born with RDS is not promptly treated, lack of an adequate oxygen supply will damage the body's organs and eventually cause them to stop functioning altogether.
When a premature infant has obvious trouble breathing when born or within a few hours of birth, RDS is an obvious possibility.
Respiratory distress syndrome is treated by supplying extra oxygen, in more serious cases the baby is hooked up to a ventilator. In some cases a surfactant drug can be given t…o coat the lung tissue.
The best way of preventing RDS is to delay delivery until the fetal lungs have matured and are producing enough surfactant--generally at about 37 weeks of pregnancy.
The person begins to take rapid but shallow breaths. The doctor who listens to the patient's chest with a stethoscope may hear "crackling" or wheezing sounds. The low blood ox…ygen content may cause the skin to appear mottled or even blue.
The symptoms of respiratory distress syndrome are breathing that is rapid and the center of the chest and rib cage pull inward with each breath.
Look for poor breathing and rough-sounding breaths coming from the child. If it is your child and you have had no history in your family of asthma, then it is most likely not …asthma. Bu if the child is adopted, check it's family history. If the child also is coughing, that is a sign.
Severe cases of respiratory distress syndrome may develop into bronchopulmonary dysplasia with the development of scar tissue in the lungs.
Another name for ARDS is shock lung. Its formal name is misleading, because children, as well as adults, may be affected. In the lungs the smallest blood vessels, or capillari…es, make contact with the alveoli, tiny air sacs.
Infants with severe RDS may require treatment with a ventilator, a machine that takes over the work of the lungs and delivers air under pressure.
Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is the most common problem. The premature infants have immature lungs that have not developed surfactant a protective film that helps air s…acs in the lungs to stay open.
If only a mild degree of RDS is present at birth, placing the infant in an oxygen hood may be enough.