Background: Epistaxis is common clinical presentation to the emergency department
. Initial management in mild anterior epistaxis involves manual compression of the anterior aspect of the nose. However, this step is often not done appropriately.
Objective: The purpose of this article is to discuss the benefits of applying nose clips in the management of epistaxis
. It can be a simple alternative to providing adequate digital compression in initial management of epistaxis.
Discussion: Swimmer’s clips have been previously described in the literature for the management of mild epistaxis. The nose clip described in this article is initially designed for spirometry. This clip is user-friendly, affordable and can be easily applied to provide temporary tamponade.
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Author(s): Daniel Jun Yi Wong, Bing Mei Teh and Peter Friedland
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