Dr Chris Partyka is an advanced trainee in Emergency Medicine working at Liverpool Hospital, NSW. Chris is one of the rare ED docs with an Australian accent! He has a keen interest in medical education, ultrasound & coffee. He also authors thebluntdissection blog & tries to out-smart his paediatric patient's with a sound knowledge of cartoons.

C-spine x-ray interpretation

Cite this article as: Partyka, C. C-spine x-ray interpretation, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.13656The ABC’s of the cervical spine provide a helpful mnemonic to guide the systematic assessment of these x-rays. Remember; you require all three views (lateral, AP and odontoid/open mouth view) for an adequate study.

Massive transfusion protocol

Cite this article as: Partyka, C. Massive transfusion protocol, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7098 A 6 year old male is bought to your ED by local ambulance following a 5-6 metre fall from the roof of his family home. He had been trying to get his tennis ball that was stuck in the second…

Status epilepticus

Cite this article as: Partyka, C. Status epilepticus, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4690 The batphone rings at 5am. You are given a 5 minute ‘heads up’ by paramedics regarding a 3 year old child they are rushing to you with lights & sirens. She has a history of seizure disorder and has…