How is the patient positioned for anterior nasal packing for epistaxis?

Updated: May 09, 2018
  • Author: Eric Goralnick, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Place the patient in an upright, not a recumbent, position (see the images below) unless hemodynamic instability prevents this positioning.

Patient sitting in an inappropriate, reclined posi Patient sitting in an inappropriate, reclined position.
Patient sitting in an appropriate, upright positio Patient sitting in an appropriate, upright position.

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