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June 4, 1910

A MODIFIED SIMPSON'S TAMPON TO PREVENT NASAL HEMORRHAGE

JAMA. 1910;LIV(23):1864-1865. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550490006002j
Abstract

It sometimes becomes necessary to use mechanical means to stop nasal hemorrhage, spontaneous, following operations, or due to any of its many causes. After most nasal operations the patient should be kept in bed in a hospital for a time, but if this ideal condition cannot be fulfilled and the patient has to go home or some distance from the operating room, away from skilled attendance, it is safer to tampon the nares. I will describe a very easy and efficient method of tamponing the nose, which requires but a moment for its performance and is less distressing than packing by gauze or other material. The ordinary treatment of epistaxis by cauterization, etc., will not be considered in this paper.

Rest in bed, the quiet assurance of the nurse or physician that the bleeding will cease, which it practically always does when the blood pressure is sufficiently lowered, ice to the face

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