DFTB in Dublin – the Workshops

Having braved international flights half of the team from DFTB (Andy and Henry) have made it to SMACCDub. For those of you not in the know the Social Media And Critical Care conference is in it’s fourth year now and partly inspired us to start Don’t Forget The Bubbles.  Although the editors regularly chat online…

DFTB in EMA #4 – Spoonful of sugar: Improving the palatability of emergency department visits for children and their families

Whilst it has been available online for some time now the fourth EMA article from the DFTB team has just hit doormats across Australia. “Pain, fever, fatigue and fear can all add to anxiety and distress for unwell children and their families, as well as making assessment of their clinical state even more difficult. This…

Communication: Drug error

Scenario: you are the register on the General Paediatric Ward. As you are reviewing patients, you realise that one of your patients, 9 month old Kayleigh, has been prescribed and given the wrong dose of paracetamol. She received one dose that was 5 x the recommended dose. You need to speak to the family and…

What is autism?

As paediatricians we may not be required to diagnose autism, but we should be able to understand and recognise the main features. There are two main diagnostic areas under the new DSM V criteria A. Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction B. Restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests, or activities For a diagnosis…