Paediatric emergency physician interested in education, retrieval medicine and simulation. Lives in Brisbane where he enjoys falling off his mountain bike and being outsmarted by his pre-teen children.

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How long is a piece of string? – antibiotic treatment duration in paediatrics

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Lawton, B. How long is a piece of string? – antibiotic treatment duration in paediatrics, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9011

  It’s 2am on your fourth night shift in a row. Johnny is 2 years old and has osteomyelitis of his toe. He looks pretty well and doesn’t like sitting still for cannulas. Poor Johnny has marks on both hands and both elbows from recent IVs that have not gone the distance and now you…

Victorian children’s tool for observation and response (victor)

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Lawton, B. Victorian children’s tool for observation and response (victor), Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8487

While this may be familiar to those of you working in Victoria, we at DFTB have just discovered the excellent FOAM resources produced by Jen Sloane and the VicTOR team. The Victorian Children’s tool for observation and response (ViCTOR) Back to Basics (B2B) series of videos, demonstrates how to conduct vital signs in children aged…

Hopper and Piper on “No Place Like Home”

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Lawton, B. Hopper and Piper on “No Place Like Home”, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/pac-conference-hopper-and-piper-on-no-place-like-home/

We have teamed up with APLS to share the videos from their Paediatric Acute Care Conferences. These videos have never been open access before, so if you weren’t able to attend the conferences, then now’s your chance to catch up. The PAC Conference is run each year by APLS and consists of presentations on a…

Davis: Caring for Country Kids

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Lawton, B. Davis: Caring for Country Kids, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8463

Two of the DFTB team, Ben Lawton and Tessa Davis finally got to meet face-to-face this week at the Caring for Country Kids Conference in Alice Springs. Tessa gave a presentation about using technology in paediatrics to improve our clinical practice. She shares some observations about the use of technology in the health care system…

Pro tips for LPs in kids

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Lawton, B. Pro tips for LPs in kids, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7969

Though less commonly performed than it used to be, the lumbar puncture remains a key skill to master for anyone practising acute paediatrics. December’s Archives of Disease in Childhood Education and Practice contains an excellent paper entitled “How to use… lumbar puncture in children” (1), which flashes more pearls than a 4th of July garden…

PAC conference: McNab on a fluid solution

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Lawton, B. PAC conference: McNab on a fluid solution, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at:
https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/pac-conference-mcnab-on-a-fluid-solution/

The DFTB team have teamed up with APLS to share the videos from their Paediatric Acute Care Conferences. These videos have never been open access before, so if you weren’t able to attend the conferences, then now’s your chance to catch up. The PAC Conference is run each year by APLS and consists of presentations…