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Management of epistaxis during COVID-19 pandemic


Epistaxis represents a commonly encountered manifestation in the ENT Emergency Department. Healthcare providers working in the ENT Emergency Department are at high risk of COVID-19 infection both because of the high viral load in the upper airways and because of the asymptomatic presentation of COVID-19 disease. Special focus is needed for managing the balance between appropriate patient care and ensuring the safety of healthcare workers. Adequate preparation and modification of the procedures for bleeding control to minimize risk of spread is necessary. While managing, attention should be kept on less invasive methods with avoidance of aerosol-generating activities. Nonetheless, proper use and disposal of personal protective equipment is of utmost importance in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

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Medizin, Klinische Medizin, andere, Chirurgie, Hals-Nasen-Ohrenheilkunde, Sprach-, Stimm- und kindliche Hörstörungen, Mund-Kiefer-Gesichtschirurgie