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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Bacterial co-infection

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Bacterial co-infection, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.16783Often we are asked to look at a febrile infant with what appears to be a viral illness. But could there be something else going on? If you believe in Occam’s Razor or the law of parsimony then you might…

DFTB go to the Harbour

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. DFTB go to the Harbour, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.16727This week the DFTB team have been invited to run a conference within a conference in Sydney. Resus @ the Harbour is a multidisciplinary resuscitation conference combining powerful patient stories with cutting edge care – just the…

Measuring respiratory rate

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Measuring respiratory rate, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15505 The respiratory rate is a key part of our assessment of illness and underpins many a paediatric early warning score. It’s time for me to go back to the basics again.

Coaching in Paediatric Resus

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Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Coaching in Paediatric Resus, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.16514Paediatric resuscitation is, thankfully, a rare event. When it happens we want to take every advantage of the training afforded to us and so we often turn to simulation. Any resuscitation can create a feeling of overwhelm, of…

Diagnosing DDH

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Diagnosing DDH, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.13704When people approach me to ask about writing for DFTB I usually suggest that they write about what they know.  That is certainly my approach and why I started to write the Normal Neonate series a year ago. The littlest…

Nasogastric tubes

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Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Nasogastric tubes, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.16175There are certain procedures that we all love to do. Some people like intubations, some like lumbar punctures. Pretty much nobody likes inserting nasogastric tubes. I’ve spent many frustrated minutes, having performed the smoothest first pass intubation, wrestling with the…