Tip 167: pulmonary haemorrhage 2

Treatment of pulmonary haemorrhage comprises:

  • high PEEP on ventilator (redistribute the fluid back into the interstitial space)
  • surfactant
  • fluid restriction & diuretics
  • treatment of associated problems, such as hypotension, coagulopathy & sepsis

Reference: Chapter 27 – Pulmonary disease of the newborn pages 509 – 511, in Rennie & Roberton’s ‘Textbook of Neonatology’ 5th Edition.

Previously published: 23/09/14

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