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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Paediatric Chest Drains

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Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Paediatric Chest Drains, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.18913We know that critical procedures are rare in clinical practice but that when they do need to be done they need to be done right. Whether for relieving a haemo-pneumothorax or a large empyema it is incumbent upon us…

DFTB go to SMACC

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Cite this article as: Tagg, A. DFTB go to SMACC, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.18334Without SMACC there would be no Don’t Forget the Bubbles. But little did Tessa and I know that despite being at the same conference it would be another four years before we actually met in person at DFTB17…

Pulse oximetry

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Pulse oximetry, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.18145When a case is presented you probably like to assume aime things are a given – that capillary refill time is a universal constant no matter who performs it, or that the way one person measures the respiratory rate is…

Rubella

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Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Rubella, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17280In November of 2018 the healthcare press celebrated the eradication of a disease that had been the scourge of pregnant mothers – the third disease, otherwise known as rubella. One of the challenges of paediatrics in this era of near global…

Thinking FAST, and slow

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Thinking FAST, and slow, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.1732410 year old Elliott is brought into you emergency department after falling off his bike. Whilst trying to escape from a gang of bullies he went off-road, left the ground and landed awkwardly. The front wheel twisted and…