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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Phone a Friend

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Phone a Friend, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11413As supervisor for the latest batch of interns that come 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…

It’s more of a guideline

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Cite this article as: Tagg, A. It’s more of a guideline, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11348This post accompanies the talk I gave at the Victorian Emergency Clinical Care Network (ECCN) event at the MCG in Melbourne. My remit was to talk about the role of clinical practice guidelines within the context of paediatric…

Never Enough

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Never Enough, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11306As I transition into my new(-ish) role as an emergency physician in a department that sees only the occasional child I worry that my skills are becoming degraded. I am sure that I am not the only one.

Mechanical CPR in children

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

The Hidden Curriculum – Empathy

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

That’s Entertainment

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