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Volume 16/Issue 4, July 2020

Administration of surfactant via the LISA technique in a level 3 unit in Scotland

Asma Yasmeen, Anirban Ghosh, Richard Boulton, Allan Jackson, Carolyn Abernethy


The LISA (less invasive surfactant administration) procedure delivers surfactant to infants with respiratory distress syndrome via a fine catheter inserted directly into the trachea while maintaining spontaneous respiration on non-invasive ventilation. Following establishment of a standard operating procedure and the training of senior medical staff, the level 3 neonatal unit at Princess Royal Maternity Hospital, Glasgow, was the first in Scotland to implement this procedure. In this article we discuss our procedures and audit our results over a 15-month period.

Yasmeen A., Ghosh A., Boulton R., Jackson A., Abernethy C. Administration of surfactant via the LISA technique in a level 3 unit in Scotland. Infant 2020; 16(4): 155-58.
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