Managing epistaxis in A&E
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Managing epistaxis in A&E

David Bird Lecturer in Human Sciences, School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery, University of East Anglia

David Bird outlines the causes and treatment of epistaxis

Presentation of epistaxis in an A&E department can vary from an acute emergency to a relatively mild or recurrent condition. The severity of epistaxis is often underestimated, but it can be a life threatening condition particularly in elderly patients. All cases should be considered serious and receive prompt and efficient management.

Emergency Nurse. 7, 3, 10-13. doi: 10.7748/en1999.

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