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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Poop Patrol

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Tagg, A. Poop Patrol, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10986

It’s the one question that all parents seem to ask about their newborn – “Is this normal? How can such a small thing create such a lot of mess?” One of the things that stood out to me from Ross Fisher’s presentation on “What every Paediatric Surgeon wished you knew” was the line “There is…

Urine collection

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Tagg, A. Urine collection, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10888

Urine, the other amber nectar, is something we seem to want to check in nearly every unwell appearing child.  But what do you do if they just don’t want to go?  You’ve filled them up with icy poles or dilute apple juice and you are just waiting for a sample to be produced.  As a…

Blue Ringed Octopus

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Tagg, A. Blue Ringed Octopus, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10977

One of the highlights of the holiday season, here in Australia, is being able to go to the beach (please don’t try this in the north). Victoria is one of the safer states when it comes to dangerous critters but the local news has reported sightings of another of the ‘world’s deadliest creatures’ at my…

Looking back, Looking forward

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Tagg, A. Looking back, Looking forward, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10967

One of the nice things about living in Australia is being amongst the first to welcome in the new year.  As 2016 draws to a close and 2017 creeps out from under duvet, it is time to take a look back at the last year on DFTB.

Ears looking at you, kid

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Tagg, A. Ears looking at you, kid, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10936

Earache is a leading cause of grumpiness in children.  A recent paper in the New England Journal of Medicine has suggested that a 10 day course of antibiotics is more effective than a 5 day course in treating acute otitis media and, as such, should be considered in infants under 2 years with otitis media. But…

Happy Holidays!

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Tagg, A. Happy Holidays!, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10883

The team at Don’t Forget The Bubbles would like to wish all of those who come and visit us online a happy holiday season. To make sure it is a good one we’ll leave you with this paper from the aptly named Journal of Happiness Studies… Kasser T, Sheldon KM. What makes for a merry…