Acute Epistaxis

Authors:  Jonathan D Whittaker / Editor: Tajek B Hassan / Reviewers: Shahzad Salim, Mohamed Elwakil /  Code: O9Published: Reviewed: 10/02/2020


This session covers the assessment and management of epistaxis in the emergency department.

After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of epistaxis
  • Itemise the essential components of first aid management
  • Outline initial patient assessment relevant to epistaxis
  • Describe nasal examination and basic management techniques used in the emergency department
  • Formulate an appropriate epistaxis investigation and management pathway

Please refer to the following web resource for more information: – Epistaxis:


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