Browsing UMB Open Access Articles by Author "O'Connell, Francis"
Nasal Packing in the Emergency Department: A Practical Review for Emergency ProvidersTran, Quincy K; Barnett, Jeremy; O'Connell, Francis; D'Anza, Brian; Pourmand, Ali (Dove Medical Press Ltd, 2021-12-02)We performed a narrative review of epistaxis management in the emergency department. First, we examined the pathophysiology, the current types of treatment that are available to emergency clinicians. When nasal packing is indicated, we examined the efficacy of nasal packing in addition to other topical treatment such as tranexamic acid and the evidence of prophylactic antibiotics. We detailed current studies involving tranexamic acid and prophylactic antibiotics for nasal packing. Finally, we introduced an epistaxis clinical care pathway, based on current evidence, to aid emergency clinicians with their clinical decision-making processes. © 2021 Tran et al.