An oxygen hood is a plastic dome or box with warmed and humidified oxygen inside. The oxygen hood is used for babies who can breathe on their own but still need extra oxygen.
Review Date 12/12/2014
Updated by: Kimberly G Lee, MD, MSc, IBCLC, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.