Treatment of epistaxis in Accident and Emergency departments in the UK

J Laryngol Otol. 2002 Aug;116(8):597-600. doi: 10.1258/00222150260171579.


This study aims to investigate the facilities available in Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments and the education of casualty officers in the treatment of epistaxis in the UK. Fifty departments were chosen at random and a telephone survey undertaken. The results show a paucity of facilities and inadequate training of A&E officers in a majority of departments. Recommendations for treatment standards are made.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Protocols
  • Education, Medical, Continuing
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Emergency Treatment*
  • Epistaxis / therapy*
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Humans
  • Medical Staff, Hospital / education