Canterbury DHB


Major Head Injury or Intra Cerebral Bleed

Immediately treat suspected intracranial bleed or significant head injury. It must not be delayed until radiological investigations confirm bleeding.

Admit to hospital and give immediate therapy. Seek urgent haematologist consultation. Multiple dosing schedule or continuous infusion.

Aim: To increase factor level to 80% with trough levels ³ 50%, 72 hours then dose reduction over 14 days or longer under supervision. Monitor factor levels before and after treatment.

About this Canterbury DHB document (5244):

Document Owner:

Sean Macpherson (see Who's Who)

Last Reviewed:

November 2019

Next Review:

November 2022


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Topic Code: 5244