An Emergency Physician with a special interest in education and lifelong learning. When not drinking coffee and reading Batman comics he is playing with his children.

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Our Friends in the North

As Christmas approaches I still cannot get used to it in the southern hemisphere. Coming from England I am used to a cold, dark, and often wet, festive season, with its attendant medical problems. I was reminded of this whilst listening to the latest podcast from Ken Milne and the Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine.

Navel Gazing

Love them or hate them, everyone* has one. The umbilical stump is all that remains of the physical bond the neonate has with their mother.  We’ve looked at the importance of the umbilical vessels as a means of oxygenation, but the time must come to cut the cord. The normal umbilical cord For those of you familiar…

Two Tribes?

Setting up a conference can be a challenge. When you have a product that you want to to market you have to first know your target audience.  We have a broad readership at Don’t Forget The Bubbles and so defining our target audience has been a particular challenge.  Readers will know that we aim to…

The sweet bird of truth

The use of social media has yet to hit the mainstream of medical education and, as such, those of us that spend our time online are often asked to explain exactly what we do. I was given the opportunity to speak to the Melbourne Paediatric Emergency Medicine trainees about the whys, hows and the so…

Or Not…

With an impending new arrival I was excited about the educational opportunities that would arise.  I’d read up my fetal physiology and was eagerly awaiting the chance to write a series of posts on what normal babies do.  I had planned to take pictures of meconium filled nappies and film normal neonatal reflexes. I’d made…