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CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Coroner’s clot

The 'Coroner's clot' is an occult clot of blood remaining in the nasopharynx behind the soft palate following local surgery or trauma that has the potential to cause fatal airway obstruction following extubation/ removal of a supraglottic airway device (SAD)

A Case of Epistaxis

Case Study A 34 female presents to ED at 2am, post waking up with blood all over her pillow, and a continuos ooze of blood from her right nostril. On examination the patient is alert and oriented, BP 110/60, pulse…