Epistaxis


Background

Pathophysiology

History/symptoms

Physical exam

Diagnostic testing

Diagnostic Imaging

Acute Treatment

  1. Anterior bleed management
  2. Posterior bleed management
  3. ABx (to prevent TTS and sinusitis)
  4. Pain Control
  5. BP Control
  6. Coagulopathy Control

NOTE:

Disposition

  1. Admit:
  2. Discharge with follow-up in 48 hours
  3. Nasal packing needs ENT or Peds F/U in 24-48 h