Children's Hospital Colorado

Pediatric Post-Operative Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy (T&A) Bleed Clinical Pathway

The Post-Operative Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy (T&A) Bleed clinical pathway provides guidance on the evaluation of patients presenting to the Emergency Department with concern for post-operative T&A oral bleeding.

Pediatric Post-Operative T&A Bleed clinical pathway

About the Post-Operative (T&A) Bleed clinical pathway

The clinical pathway offers best practice recommendations for patients with concerns for post-operative T&A bleeding, hematemesis or hemoptysis.

It was created by our multidisciplinary team of experts, including emergency medicine, otolaryngology, pharmacy and hospital medicine providers.

The pathway uses the best available evidence to offer a standardized approach to care for patients presenting with post-operative T&A bleeding.

Highlights include:

  • Guidance on the management of patients with and without active bleeding
  • Recommendation for ENT consultations
  • Recommendations for pain control

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