Davis: Caring for Country Kids

Two of the DFTB team, Ben Lawton and Tessa Davis finally got to meet face-to-face this week at the Caring for Country Kids Conference in Alice Springs. Tessa gave a presentation about using technology in paediatrics to improve our clinical practice. She shares some observations about the use of technology in the health care system…

Breast anomalies

—Most breast lesions in children and adolescents are benign and self limiting. However, it is important not to overlook the impact that abnormal breast development can have on an adolescent’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Here Catherine Boorer (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon) discusses the spectrum of presentations. Polythelia (accessory nipples) —Can occur anywhere along the mammary ridge…

CPR training for parents

If your child stopped breathing today would you know what to do? This is a the question Fenton O’Leary (@PEMDocSyd) and the team from the Children’s Hospital at Westmead  asked. 348 parents and carers were surveyed. Only half had received formal CPR training Only 11% knew the correct rate for chest compressions and the correct…

First Edition, part 2

The Paediatric Emergency Department is a relatively unique area in medicine as the registrar workforce usually comes from one of two backgrounds: Emergency or Paediatrics. Consequently, we strive to have the optimal combination of both specialties – The Sweet Spot. The two groups come with a very different skillset and approach to medical care. In some…

First Edition, part 1

The Paediatric Emergency Department is a relatively unique area in medicine as the registrar workforce usually comes from one of two backgrounds: Emergency or Paediatrics. Consequently, we strive to have the optimal combination of both specialties – The Sweet Spot. The two groups come with a very different skillset and approach to medical care. In some…

ENT Part 3: a frog in your throat?

Here is the third part in our three part ENT series looking at recognition and management of common paediatric ENT conditions. This series is based on a presentation by Rahul Santram, adapted by Tessa Davis, and checked by our resident ENT surgeon, Sinéad Davis. Part 1 was on – the ear. Part 2 was on – the…

ENT Part 2: who nose?

Here is the second part in our three part ENT series looking at recognition and management of common paediatric ENT conditions.This series is based on a presentation by Rahul Santram, adapted by Tessa Davis, and checked by our resident ENT surgeon, Sinéad Davis. Part 1 was on – the ear. Today, we look at the nose. Part…