Tessa Davis is a paediatric emergency registrar from Glasgow and Sydney, but currently living in London. Tessa tries to spend time with her 3 kids in between shifts. @tessardavis | + Tessa Davis | Tessa’s DFTB posts

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DFTB in EMA #2 – identifying the sick febrile child

The team at DFTB had our second article published in the series for Emergency Medicine Australasia Journal. Healthcare professionals who do not meet sick children on a regular basis are often anxious about missing a serious bacterial infection in a child. Even for those of us working solely in paediatrics, there is still the same fear…


This video speaks for itself. It’s a beautiful animated narrative on what it’s like to be the father of a sick baby. As it’s Father’s Day in some parts of the world, it seems particularly relevant (from The Telegraph)…  

Intranasal Fentanyl

This week’s Podcast of the Week is from the SGEM – and our favourite paediatric podcaster, Anthony Crocco. Ken Milne and Anthony Crocco discuss intranasal fentanyl. If you aren’t using it for pain relief in kids, you should be. If you only listen to one podcast this week, turn off that radio play, and make it this one. Listen…