Nursing interventions to decrease the risk of periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage

J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1989 Nov-Dec;18(6):457-64. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.1989.tb00497.x.


Periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage (PIVH) is a serious neurologic insult that can have lifelong consequences for the preterm infant and the infant's family. A review is presented of research on postnatal factors associated with the development of PIVH that can be influenced by nursing care. Recommendations are presented for nursing interventions that may lead to a decrease in the incidence or severity of this lesion.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / nursing
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / prevention & control
  • Cerebral Ventricles*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature*
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Risk Factors