Suggest a Stepwise Approach to Manage Epistaxis
Nosebleeds account for up to 1 in 200 ED visits in the U.S.
Be familiar with a stepwise approach to treatment.
Start with 2 to 3 sprays of a topical vasoconstrictor, such as oxymetazoline, in the bleeding nostril. Also ask the patient to pinch their nose shut at the soft spot below the bridge for 10 to 15 minutes.