Summary Writer: Elizabeth Campbell
Editor: Bruce Way
Interviewee: Zara Watson
James talks to Dr Zara Watson about epistaxis.
Zara Watson is an unaccredited Ear Nose Throat Surgery Registrar at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and University of Sydney graduate.
With Dr Zara Watson, Ear Nose and Throat Surgery Registrar at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Patients with epistaxis (“nose-bleeds”) will commonly present to the Emergency Department, and junior doctors may also encounter this problem on the wards.
Case – A 72 year old lady presents to the Emergency Department with a nose-bleed which has lasted several hours (most of the afternoon). She has a background of a blocked nose and sinus pain for several weeks. When you first review her, her shirt appears covered in a large amount of blood, and she reports feeling light-headed.
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