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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DFTB go to Berlin

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Cite this article as: 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…

Trauma education at RCH

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

Cotton buds

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Cotton buds, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11951Every now and then an article comes along that reminds me that some of the old wives tales are true. This is one of them…

Fighting fires

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

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Alarm fatigue, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11810It 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…

Funambulism

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Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Funambulism, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11585As supervisor for the newly qualified clutch of interns swimming through our emergency department I get to nurture them straight out of medical school, before the cynicism of the ward service sets in. It’s never the medicine that is a challenge, but the hidden…