Bottle it up: Prehospital management of an AV fistula bleed using a bottle cap

Rebecca Greenstein, Philip Nawrocki, Chadd Nesbit

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


Hemorrhage from arteriovenous fistula sites is a known complication with potentially fatal consequences. The management of AV fistula hemorrhage has historically included direct pressure, tourniquet use, and/or surgical management. We describe a case of a 71-year-old female with hemorrhage from an AV fistula site that was successfully managed in the prehospital setting using a simple bottle cap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197.e1-197.e2
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
StatePublished - May 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Emergency Medicine

Cite this