NOSEBLEED

Nose-BleedNose bleeds, medically known as epistaxis can be a nuisance or serious. If minor or infrequent, it can be treated with proper first aid techniques - when it continues or happens frequently, one should seek medical attention.

What to do for minor nosebleeds:

   ~   CHECK the scene and the person. (Always make sure the area is safe for you as a rescuer before attempting to provide care.)

   ~   Get permission to give care if the injured person is a conscious adult.

   ~  Have person lean slightly forward.

   ~  Pinch the nose just below the bony ridge for about 10 minutes and lean slightly  forward (not back).

   ~  Apply an ice pack or instant cold pack to the bridge of the nose.

If bleeding does not stop:

  • Continue to pinch the nose just below the bony ridge.
  • Seek medical care.
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