Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559062
Title:
The initial management of epistaxis
Authors:
Tanner, R; Harney, MS
Affiliation:
Bon Secours Hospital
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Apr-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559062
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Epistaxis affects up to 60% of people. The basic first aid management of epistaxis is clearly stated in the literature and guidelines . Anecdotal evidence would suggest that these principles are not understood by patients and are not being conveyed to patients by their doctors. The aim was to assess current knowledge of epistaxis first aid management and identify the principle source of education in epistaxis control. This was a single centre cross-sectional study. The study population included those presenting to otolaryngology outpatients with epistaxis. 20 patients participated in this study over a 7 month period. Five (25%) patients did not use compression during an episode of epistaxis. Nine (60%) patients that used the compression technique failed to compress the lower one-third of the nose. Only two (10%) of patients identified their GP as having taught them first aid for epistaxis. Knowledge of epistaxis management is poor. Education regarding the basic principles of first aid for epistaxis may reduce morbidity and unnecessary consultations from health professionals.
Keywords:
BLEEDING; NASOPHARYNX; FIRST AID

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTanner, Ren
dc.contributor.authorHarney, MSen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T15:21:53Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T15:21:53Zen
dc.date.issued2015-04en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559062en
dc.descriptionEpistaxis affects up to 60% of people. The basic first aid management of epistaxis is clearly stated in the literature and guidelines . Anecdotal evidence would suggest that these principles are not understood by patients and are not being conveyed to patients by their doctors. The aim was to assess current knowledge of epistaxis first aid management and identify the principle source of education in epistaxis control. This was a single centre cross-sectional study. The study population included those presenting to otolaryngology outpatients with epistaxis. 20 patients participated in this study over a 7 month period. Five (25%) patients did not use compression during an episode of epistaxis. Nine (60%) patients that used the compression technique failed to compress the lower one-third of the nose. Only two (10%) of patients identified their GP as having taught them first aid for epistaxis. Knowledge of epistaxis management is poor. Education regarding the basic principles of first aid for epistaxis may reduce morbidity and unnecessary consultations from health professionals.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectBLEEDINGen
dc.subjectNASOPHARYNXen
dc.subjectFIRST AIDen
dc.titleThe initial management of epistaxisen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBon Secours Hospitalen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
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