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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Our Friends in the North

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Tagg, A. Our Friends in the North, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10922

As Christmas approaches I still cannot get used to it in the southern hemisphere. Coming from England I am used to a cold, dark, and often wet, festive season, with its attendant medical problems. I was reminded of this whilst listening to the latest podcast from Ken Milne and the Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine.

Navel Gazing

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Tagg, A. Navel Gazing, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10377

Love them or hate them, everyone* has one. The umbilical stump is all that remains of the physical bond the neonate has with their mother.  We’ve looked at the importance of the umbilical vessels as a means of oxygenation, but the time must come to cut the cord. The normal umbilical cord For those of you familiar…

Never enough hours in the day

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Tagg, A. Never enough hours in the day, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10228

“How do you do it? How do you keep up with all this blogging, tweeting and writing whilst holding a job and keeping your family happy?” It’s a question I invariably get asked when I speak about the use of social media in medical education.  I can talk about podcasts, and keeping up to date…

Two Tribes?

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Tagg, A. Two Tribes?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10656

Setting up a conference can be a challenge. When you have a product that you want to to market you have to first know your target audience.  We have a broad readership at Don’t Forget The Bubbles and so defining our target audience has been a particular challenge.  Readers will know that we aim to…

The sweet bird of truth

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Tagg, A. The sweet bird of truth, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10091

The use of social media has yet to hit the mainstream of medical education and, as such, those of us that spend our time online are often asked to explain exactly what we do. I was given the opportunity to speak to the Melbourne Paediatric Emergency Medicine trainees about the whys, hows and the so…

Or Not…

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Tagg, A. Or Not…, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10499

With an impending new arrival I was excited about the educational opportunities that would arise.  I’d read up my fetal physiology and was eagerly awaiting the chance to write a series of posts on what normal babies do.  I had planned to take pictures of meconium filled nappies and film normal neonatal reflexes. I’d made…