Less invasive surfactant administration (LISA): experience from a local neonatal unit
This article reviews the background of the less invasive surfactant administration (LISA) technique, the methods used in our local neonatal unit, and a comparison with practice in other units. It provides a brief review of the evidence for the use of routine sedation in LISA and the use of pain scores in the neonatal unit. We demonstrate how we have successfully introduced the LISA technique into our local neonatal unit, thereby reducing the need for neonatal transfer to a neonatal intensive care unit.
Cara L. Owens
Paediatric Specialty Doctor
Ayrshire Maternity Unit, University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock
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