Epistaxis is a common problem amongst anticoagulated patients.
Application of first-aid principles can control the majority of bleeds.
In our sample of 60 patients attending the anticoagulant clinic, 40%, were unable to think of a single measure that would be helpful in controlling a nose bleed. 6 weeks after being given first-aid advice the proportion of patients able to recall at least three first-aid principles had improved from 8% to 50%. First-aid education in this respect was well received and there was a good recall rate.
Provision of advice verbally backed up by a printed sheet gave best rates of recall.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epistaxis, Anticoagulant, Toxicité, Education sanitaire, Soin santé primaire, Homme, Hémorragie, ORL pathologie, Nez pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epistaxis, Anticoagulant, Toxicity, Health education, Primary health care, Human, Hemorrhage, ENT disease, Nose disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0469882
Code Inist : 002B02U07. Création : 10/04/1997.