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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Mechanical CPR in children

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Tagg, A. Mechanical CPR in children, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11177

Sometimes a single tweet can stir up something deep inside me that I want to know the answer to.  This time it was Jim DuCanto, airway guru. Since this is a blog about paediatrics I won’t go into my opinions about mechanical CPR (mCPR) in grown ups. I’ll leave it to Robbie Simpson to rant…

The Hidden Curriculum – Empathy

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Tagg, A. The Hidden Curriculum – Empathy, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11134

When I mentioned the importance of acting as a role model in a recent post the esteemed Daniel Cabrera tweeted a short response – “Empathy, that’s all“. So what is it? Can we do without it? And if we can’t is it something we are born with or is it something we can learn and,…

That’s Entertainment

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Tagg, A. That’s Entertainment, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10997

As a birthday treat (mine not hers) my five year old daughter took me to see Operation Ouch Live! It’s one of the few television shows we watch as a family in our house so I thought I’d share you some (non-clinical) lessons I have learnt from Dr Chris and Dr Xand.

The good old days

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Tagg, A. The good old days, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11095

As I introduced the latest batch of interns to the department I thought back to my first few days as a doctor and how I have changed. I qualified in 1997 and I still remember lots of things about my first year. I remember the fear of being on-call, the physical and mental exhaustion that…

Molluscum contagiosum

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Tagg, A. Molluscum contagiosum, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10484

  It started as one or two raised little bumps under her arm. They didn’t seem to bother her but as time went on they seemed to increase in number.  As a handful became too many to count her parents became concerned. What were these fleshy little lumps? Why wouldn’t they go away? Could they…