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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The burden of trauma

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Cite this article as: Tagg, A. The burden of trauma, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.16924In our effort to live just a little longer we are trying to spot sepsis sooner, choose exactly the right antibiotics, give the right amount of fluids – not too little and not too much – but there is…

The Pic-Nic Survey

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Cite this article as: Tagg, A. The Pic-Nic Survey, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.16812At Resus at the Harbour 2018 in Sydney we heard from Conor Davis on some of the challenges around paediatric airway management and a few strategies that might lessen the risk of adverse events. Every conference covering acute paediatrics…

Bacterial co-infection

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Bacterial co-infection, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.16783Often we are asked to look at a febrile infant with what appears to be a viral illness. But could there be something else going on? If you believe in Occam’s Razor or the law of parsimony then you might…

DFTB go to the Harbour

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. DFTB go to the Harbour, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.16727This week the DFTB team have been invited to run a conference within a conference in Sydney. Resus @ the Harbour is a multidisciplinary resuscitation conference combining powerful patient stories with cutting edge care – just the…

Measuring respiratory rate

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Measuring respiratory rate, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15505 The respiratory rate is a key part of our assessment of illness and underpins many a paediatric early warning score. It’s time for me to go back to the basics again.

Coaching in Paediatric Resus

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Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Coaching in Paediatric Resus, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.16514Paediatric resuscitation is, thankfully, a rare event. When it happens we want to take every advantage of the training afforded to us and so we often turn to simulation. Any resuscitation can create a feeling of overwhelm, of…