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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Teething trouble

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Tagg, A. Teething trouble, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.12002

As the smallest member of the clan grows older it’s time for my reality based revision to move on from normal neonates to something else. We’ve made it through neonatal nasties and tourniquets on toes. It’s something more commonplace that keeps us up at night – something we’ve all been through – teething.

DFTB go to Berlin

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Tagg, A. DFTB go to Berlin, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/dftb-go-to-berlin/

Organising a conference is no mean feat. Organising it in a country where you don’t even speak the language just ups the ante. This year the Social Media and Critical Care conference, otherwise known as SMACC, will be held in Berlin. Last year’s #SMACCmini  paediatric workshop was one of the highlights of my visit to…

Trauma education at RCH

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Tagg, A. Trauma education at RCH, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11996

If you are critically injured as a child in Victoria, Australia, the chances are that you will end up at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Every year they see approximately 320 severely injured children from all over Victoria.  177 of these are brought in by helicopter. #RCHTrauma2017 was a joint educational evening put on…

Fighting fires

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Tagg, A. Fighting fires, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11893

One question I am asked almost every day at work is whether to give paracetamol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen to reduce a childs’ fever. Today’s paper takes a look at just that question.

Alarm fatigue

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Tagg, A. Alarm fatigue, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11810

It is easy to be bamboozled by the amazing technology we have at our fingertips – portable monitors, ultrasound machines, tricorders – but you only really need to know one button. It’s that one we all instinctively reach for before have even assessed the patient. It’s the big button marked “Silence“.