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Antoine, J. Medical Parents of Australia and New Zealand Conference – 2018, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
The Medical Parents of Australia and New Zealand conference returned for round two over the weekend 3rd & 4th March, holding their event in Melbourne. MPANZ began as an idea on social media and has now expanded to a three-day event including workshops on resuscitation and career development.
It is 3am, you are the paediatric registrar on in a regional hospital. You are called to attend a term vaginal delivery, with meconium stained liquor. As you arrive a flat baby is transferred to the resuscitaire.
A 10 year old girl, Gemma, has been admitted to the general paediatric unit with an acute exacerbation of asthma. She weighs 70kg and is 1.4m tall. Her symptoms have improved and discharge planning has begun. At the end of your round the consultant asks you to go and discuss Gemma’s weight with her family.