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Part II. Procedures by Organ System >
Section 8. Ears, Nose, Throat, and Eyes >
Chapter 48. Anterior Nasal PackingLauren Holinger, MD, Sue Kim, MD
Topics Discussed: ear, nose, and throat; nasal packing; nose.
Intranasal tampon is coated with antibiotic ointment
and placed into the nasal cavity using a bayonet and nasal speculum.
Saline is then instilled onto the cellulose tampon to allow it
to expand and tamponade the area of bleeding.
Determine whether bleeding has been controlled, and evaluate
the opposite side.
If bleeding is identified on the opposite side, repeat insertion
with an additional intranasal tampon.
Administer and prescribe antistaphylococcal antibiotics for 710
days to minimize risk of toxic shock syndrome.
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