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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Navel Gazing

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Navel Gazing, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10377Love 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…

Never enough hours in the day

Cite this article as: 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…

Two Tribes?

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

The sweet bird of truth

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

Or Not…

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

Playing with dolls

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Playing with dolls, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10427With a new baby in the house parents can look forward to sleepless nights and sleepless days, beholden to a creature whose whims they have very little control over.  Life revolves around sleeping, eating and changing nappies with seemingly…