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Training model for nasal packing.
  1. P M Sugarman,
  2. D J Alderson
  1. Department of Anatomy, University of Leeds, UK.


    A model is described for practising packing of the nose with ribbon gauze in the treatment of epistaxis. The model was constructed from accurate casts of a cadaveric nasal cavity. The value of the model as a practical teaching aid is shown by a trial on a group of 15 accident and emergency (A&E) doctors. After training on the model, there was a significant improvement in the confidence of the doctors to pack a nose, the amount of gauze packed and the visual appearance of the pack. Use of the model should raise the generally poor standard of nasal packing by doctors working in A&E departments.

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