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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Farewell, Kate Granger

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Tagg, A. Farewell, Kate Granger, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9338

Tessa, Ben, Henry and I want to formally express our deep sadness at the recent passing of Dr Kate Granger.   There may be many of you who have never heard of her name but will be aware of the profound impact she has had on the culture of medicine and will have in years to…

Pressing matters

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Tagg, A. Pressing matters, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9155

Assessing the capillary refill time to identify potential shock has been ingrained in anyone that has taken one of the paediatric alphabet courses (APLS/PALS/PLS etc) – but how useful is it really?

Personal Learning Networks

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Tagg, A. Personal Learning Networks, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9228

What sort of health practitioner do you want to be? Nobody wants to be average, as Simon Carley tells us, so how do we go about growing? Professor C. offered us lots of great advice and there will be more to come when the #smaccDUB podcasts get released. This week, I have once again sacrificed…

Whoop, Whoop, Hooray

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Tagg, A. Whoop, Whoop, Hooray, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8344

Henry Goldstein wrote an excellent article on pertussis a few years ago.  With some interesting new data coming to press with regard to risk factors for complications of the disease we thought it might be worthwhile doing some spaced repetition. “My childhood was full of deep sorrow – colic, whooping cough, dread of ghosts, hell,…

Passing the TORCH

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Tagg, A. Passing the TORCH, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8541

6 year old Ella has been sent home from school as she has been itching all day.  When her mum, Val, picked her up she noticed a few spots and thought she better get them checked out.  You see the classical rash of chickenpox and reassure of the relatively benign nature of the illness and…

DFTB in Dublin – A reflection

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Tagg, A. DFTB in Dublin – A reflection, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/dftb-in-dublin-a-reflection/

I have a confession to make. I hate people.  I hate lots of people. Not in the obscenity-spitting, swilling distilled hatred from a brown bag sort of way but in a way that is just as disruptive to my life. You see, I am an introvert. There, I have stood up from my chair at…