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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Coffee culture

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Coffee culture, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10045Melbourne is the coffee capital of the world (according to me at least). It’s the city that is home of the deconstructed latte and coffee bars can be found on most street corners. Every morning I am woken at 5-ish…

Feel the heat

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Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Feel the heat, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9944In this third post in an occasional series questioning some of the basics of paediatric assessment we are going to look at measuring temperature in children.  It’s one of the few vital signs that parents measure themselves before even…

Can’t intubate, Can’t Oxygenate

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Can’t intubate, Can’t Oxygenate, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9814Paediatric critical procedures are rare in the emergency department. Data from one Victorian network showed that 83% of emergency physicians had not performed one in a twelve month period. We also know from audit data that we seem…

The space between…

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. The space between…, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9926The readers of Don’t Forget the Bubbles are clearly well educated and try their best to keep up to date with the literature.  We do what we can to help bring the latest research to you to help reduce…

Send in the clowns

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Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Send in the clowns, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9868Clowns – you either love them or you hate them.  There is no middle ground.  But what do children think about them? Hospitals can be strange, scary places, even in daylight. So some have introduced ‘clown’ doctors to help…

Intersex – the ethical and legal issues

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Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Intersex – the ethical and legal issues, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9073Most of us consider sex as a black or white issue. You are either male or female.  But the truth is not as simple as that. Sexual identity lies on a spectrum. The arbitrary terms…