You will see a child with a nosebleed in the ED. It is a mathematical certainty. Chances are it has already stopped. Even if it hasn’t you can stop it – and figure out why it happened – and provide reassurance and education to the patient and family. Yes, all of those things for one little bleeding nose…

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