60% of people in the United States will experience nosebleed at some point 1. Of those, approximately 6% will seek medical attention for epistaxis 2. Nosebleed accounts for 0.5% of all emergency department visits and up to one-third of all otolaryngology-related emergency department encounters 3.
The source of 90% of anterior nosebleeds is within Little’s area on the anterior nasal septum 4. Anterior nosebleed is the most common form of epistaxis and is often treated with a nasal tamponade that compresses the wound area while hemostasis occurs. The duration of placement of non- resorbable anterior nasal packing typically ranges from 48 hours to 72 hours or even longer 5. Rebleeding can result upon removal by causing mucosal abrasions or detaching eschar 6. In addition, removal of nasal packing can lead to mucosal trauma and additional bleeding. Furthermore, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngologists, nasal packing can cause airway obstruction and lead to complications. In its clinical practice guideline for treating epistaxis, the AAO defines resorbable packing as packing that does not require removal. Statbond ENT covers and seals the injury to achieve rapid hemostasis.