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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Postnatal depression

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Postnatal depression, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6092Six week old Sasha has been brought to your emergency department because she won’t stop crying.  As the nurses handover her chart they catch your eye,  “This is the third time her mum has brought her in.  There’s nothing wrong…

SIDS…and kids

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. SIDS…and kids, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5994It’s been a tough week at work.  A 6 month old girl has been brought into your department.  To all intents and purposes she appears dead on arrival and despite the best efforts of the nursing and medical staff you were…

Spider Bites

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Spider Bites, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.55026 year old Charlotte is carried into  your emergency department by her father. She had been helping him tidy up the garage and she thought she had scratched herself on an old box of toys.  An hour later she was…

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.53614 year old Mariska is brought in by ambulance with her mother after being rescued from a house fire.  Neither appear to have sustained any significant injuries as they were woken by the screech of the smoke detector but…

Kids in cars

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Kids in cars, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5062The mercury on the outside thermometer is inching past 40oC for the third day in a row and for once you are grateful to be in the cool, air-conditioned emergency department.  The emergency phone snaps you back into alertness….

Finger Tips

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Finger Tips, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.42874 year old Dudley is brought into your emergency department by his hysterical mother. In between breathless sobs she tells you how she accidentally slammed the car door shut on his hand.  She is convinced he has lost a finger…