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- Singer AJ, Blanda M, Cronin K. Comparison of nasal tampons for the treatment of epistaxis in the emergency department: a randomized controlled trial. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2005;45(2):134-9.
- Mathiasen R, Cruz R. Prospective, randomized controlled clinical trial of a novel matrix hemostatic sealant in patients with acute anterior epistaxis. Laryngoscope. 2005;115:899-902.
This educational activity should take approximately 1 hour to complete. The CME test and evaluation form are located online at www.ACEP.org/focuson.
The participant should, in order, review the learning objectives, read the article, and complete the CME post-test/evaluation form to receive 1 ACEP Category 1 credit and 1 AMA/PRA Category 1 credit.