In the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Florida Hospital, doctors are prepared to administer lifesaving care. In many cases related treatments to surfactant therapy must accompany this treatment to provide comprehensive respiratory support. Surfactant therapy may only be necessary when the baby is old enough to breathe effectively on it’s own, but for the majority of premature babies, treatments related to surfactant therapy include the following procedures:
- Ventilation therapy
- Oxygen therapy
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
- Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
- Inhaled nitric oxide
The NICU doctor will recommend the treatment that is the best for your newborn baby’s unique needs and condition. Schedule an appointment at Florida Hospital, today.