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1

What is epistaxis?

Nosebleeds

2

List 5 risk factors for nosebleeds

Trauma
Tumours
Infections
Alcohol abuse
Coagulation defect
NSAIDs
Vascular abnormalities

3

What is the first intervention for a nosebleed?

Hippocratic position
Pinch nose
Apply ice

4

What is the second intervention for a nosebleed?

Cauterise nose

5

What is the third intervention for a nosebleed?

Anterior pack of the nose using nasal tampons

6

What is the forth intervention for a nosebleed?

Posterior pack of the nose and repack anteriorly

7

What is the final intervention for a nosebleed?

Surgical intervention with ligation of the branches