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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The First Afebrile Seizure

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Cite this article as: 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…

Premature birth in a regional hospital

Cite this article as: Lawton, B. Premature birth in a regional hospital, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4024 You are the paediatric registrar in a regional hospital when the ED reg informs you of the arrival of a labouring woman who is fully dilated and pushing.  The patient believes she is about 27…

Ventriculoperitoneal shunts

Cite this article as: Lawton, B. Ventriculoperitoneal shunts, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3358An 8 yr old boy presents after three vomits at home.  He has a background of spastic diplegic cerebral palsy and has a ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunt.  He is usually ambulatory and attends mainstream school. What goes wrong with VP shunts? How…

Microscopic haematuria

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Cite this article as: Lawton, B. Microscopic haematuria, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.2916 A previously well 3 year old girl presented to your ED with a history of fever. You have confidently diagnosed otitis media and are just about to discharge the child when the nurse mentions a urine was requested at…