“Nosebleed” versus “recalcitrant epistaxis with severe symptomatic hemorrhagic blood loss anemia requiring blood transfusion”

What’s in a name? Everything.

In the pre pandemic times several of us were at the Marine Safety Detachment Coast Guard base in Unalaska, out in The Aleutian Islands, watching Monday Night Football. The flight crew was out in the office completing paperwork from a rescue mission they had flown the night before. Their medical kit had been out on the Cutter out at sea…