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An alternative use of the surgical mask for the protection of healthcare workers managing epistaxis.

Abstract:
Epistaxis has a reported prevalence of 10-12 per cent in the general population and is thus one of the commonest emergencies in Otolaryngology. We suggest that the patient uses a surgical mask to prevent blood spray during epistaxis management. Utilizing the described technique we have found that protective clothing worn by the healthcare professional is consistently 'blood-free' at the end of the procedure. This is in contrast to findings when no facemask is applied.
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10.1258/002221504322731628

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Armstrong, R More by this author
Steventon, N More by this author
Journal:
The Journal of laryngology and otology
Volume:
118
Issue:
1
Pages:
46-47
Publication date:
2004-01-05
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EISSN:
1748-5460
ISSN:
0022-2151
URN:
uuid:34676588-79a7-4c70-9657-f17d60c69aaf
Source identifiers:
107573
Local pid:
pubs:107573

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