PAC conference: McNab on a fluid solution

The DFTB team have teamed up with APLS to share the videos from their Paediatric Acute Care Conferences. These videos have never been open access before, so if you weren’t able to attend the conferences, then now’s your chance to catch up. The PAC Conference is run each year by APLS and consists of presentations…

No Jab No Pay

Australia has always been at the forefront of immunisation legislation, but the new ‘No Jab No Pay’ law takes our immunisation laws to a new level. The ‘No Jab No Pay’ law, passed today, and to be implemented in Jan 2016, removes the option of being a ‘conscientious objector’. This means that if you refuse to…

ILCOR 2015 – paediatric summary

The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) is a collaboration between resuscitation groups worldwide. Every few years, they do an enormous evidence based review of resuscitation science which informs resuscitation guidelines all over the world. The 2015 ILCOR consensus document (International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations) was published…

DFTB in EMA #3 – Easing the Wheeze

The team at DFTB had our third article published in the series for Emergency Medicine Australasia Journal. Wheezing children commonly present to the ED. Bronchiolitis, preschool wheeze and asthma are common causes of such presentations. It is important to note that the term ‘wheeze’ is frequently misused by parents to describe a number of respiratory noises,…

Induced Hypothermia for Hypoxic-Ischaemic Encephalopathy – Part 3

Bottom Line: Consider and identify hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy early Induced hypothermia aka cooling improves mortality rates without additional adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes at 18 months If the child fits the FEAST criteria during or soon after resus, they might be a candidate for cooling Neonates must only be actively cooled in a tertiary neonatal centre Use…

PAC Conference: Baker on The FOAM Revolution

We have teamed up with APLS to share the videos from their Paediatric Acute Care Conferences. These videos have never been open access before, so if you weren’t able to attend the conferences, then now’s your chance to catch up. The PAC Conference is run each year by APLS and consists of presentations on a range of topics relevant to paediatric acute…

Children should not be in detention

Sometimes as part of medical practice we provide an intervention that is intended to help not the person we are providing it to, but someone else. For example, we encourage new parents and grandparents to have a pertussis immunisation booster, not to protect themselves as much as to protect the new arrival in their family.