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Using a swimmer's nose clip in the treatment of epistaxis in the A&E department

Hersad M Vaghela
Accident and Emergency Nursing 2005, 13 (4): 261-3
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A swimmer's nose clip is a very useful adjunct when treating patients with spontaneous, anterior epistaxis. This clip is extremely efficient at providing constant, localised pressure over the bleeding vessel, in Little's area, and alleviates the need to pinch the nose. This allows for haemostasis to occur. This should alleviate the need for nasal packs and thus for admission into hospital. Any medical practitioner treating epistaxis patients can apply it.

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