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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being/human – the how

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Tagg, A. being/human – the how, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.14640

This essay is based on the talk I was asked to give at BadEMFest18 in South Africa. When I submitted my pitch I suggested I could talk about ‘something to do with paediatrics… or anything really, I’m happy to help out‘. Then I opened the DM from the team  and found that I was given…

being/human – the why

Cite this article as:
Tagg, A. being/human – the why, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.14403

This essay is based on the talk I was asked to give at BadEMFest18 in South Africa. When I submitted my pitch I suggested I could talk about ‘something to do with paediatrics… or anything really, I’m happy to help out‘. Then I opened the DM from the team and found that I was given…

Read all about it! – the second edition

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Tagg, A. Read all about it! – the second edition, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15080

Back in 2016 the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health tried an experiment. Every day they tweeted out an article link that was valid for 24 hours. You can read about it in this early edition post. We know that the current publishing system is flawed and with the majority of papers hidden behind paywalls…

What children wish we knew

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Tagg, A. What children wish we knew, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.14759

This blog post is based on a talk I’m giving to a mixed group of adult and paediatric emergency physicians. I was asked to talk about something I thought both groups needed to know. I could have got stuck into the role of steroids in pre-school wheeze or antibiotics in otitis media but they can…

Fasting guidelines

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Tagg, A. Fasting guidelines, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.14046

Some things in emergency medicine go together like peanut butter and chocolate – take monkey bars and supracondylar fractures, for example. Jack fell off the monkey bars after school and has an obviously deformed arm. With the help of some inhaled methoxyflurane and intranasal fentanyl, he has been placed in an above elbow backslab and…