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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Paediatric sepsis

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Lawton, B. Paediatric sepsis, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/podcast-week-paediatric-sepsis/

Welcome to our new “vodcast of the week” section, where we will share what we have enjoyed watching from around the FOAMasphere. To start us off in style Simon Carley over at St Emlyn’s shares his talk from the retrieval 2014 conference.   He takes us on an engaging journey through the easy parts and…

Drowning

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Lawton, B. Drowning, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5222

  Bottom line Prevention is better than cure, we should all be vocal advocates for pool fences Respiratory support is the intervention most likely to be required Time to first breath is critical (hence those poolside CPR posters) Beware of respiratory deterioration Predicting prognosis is difficult but CPR for >30 mins is a bad sign…

FEAST

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Lawton, B. FEAST, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/podcast-week-feast/

The Fluid Expansion As Supportive Therapy (FEAST) trial with its finding that fluid boluses were associated with increased mortality in septic children in Africa has prompted many conversations in the worlds of paediatrics and critical care.  Crit-IQ talk to Kath Maitland, the lead author, who shares her thoughts on this landmark trial.   This is a…

The First Afebrile Seizure

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Lawton, B. The First Afebrile Seizure, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4794

You are the paeds reg in a regional base hospital when a five year old girl is referred to you by the emergency department following a seizure.  She is afebrile and not known to have a seizure disorder.  By the time of your assessment she is alert and interactive.