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Managing bleeds and injuries


From time to time a young person with haemophilia may experience a bleed during physical activity. This series of videos discusses how to recognise joint and muscle bleeds and recommended first aid treatment at the time of a bleed.

For more information on sport and exercise for young people with haemophilia, including new treatments with extended half-life (EHL) factor and non-factor therapies like Hemlibra, visit Factored In

Recognising and managing a bleeding episode

Recognising and managing a joint bleed

Recognising and managing a muscle bleed

PRICER treatment of a joint or muscle bleed: protection and product, rest, ice, compression, elevation, and rehabilitation

Managing other injuries that may occur during physical activity

In Vivo Academy developed this educational resource in collaboration with Haemophilia Foundation Australia and Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand. 

On the Move with Haemophilia was supported by Pfizer's Independent Grants for Learning & Change through an independent medical education grant.

First published 2018. Reviewed January 2021.

Date last reviewed: 1 January 2021

Important Note: This information was developed by Haemophilia Foundation Australia for education and information purposes only and does not replace advice from a treating health professional. Always see your health care provider for assessment and advice about your individual health before taking action or relying on published information. This information may be printed or photocopied for educational purposes.

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