Tessa Davis is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. She is from Glasgow and Sydney, but is currently living in London. @tessardavis | + Tessa Davis | Tessa's DFTB posts

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Toxicology – a crash course in accidental overdoses

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Toxicology – a crash course in accidental overdoses, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17991 Matthew (18 months) is brought into ED by his mum. He was found playing in his grandma’s handbag with what looked to be a pill in his mouth. Grandma has loads of meds…

Eczema

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Eczema, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/eczema-2/This post is based on teaching by Jean Robinson, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Dermatology at the Royal London Hospital; and notes by Joe Piper. The broad principles are of eczema are: Emollients are to put moisture into the skin Steroids…

Thoracolumbar injuries

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Thoracolumbar injuries, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17579A 13 year old boy presents to ED after jumping out of a window trying to sneak out his bedroom at night time. He is complaining of pain in his lower back. How do we identify and treat a potential…

Thoracolumbar spine x-rays

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Thoracolumbar spine x-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17581Read our step-by-step guide to interpreting thoracic and lumbar spine x-rays. Thoracolumbar spine x-ray involves two views – AP and lateral.   Check it’s an adequate view For a lumbar spine view you should be able to see L1-L5…