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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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…

Cuffed or uncuffed tubes?

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Cuffed or uncuffed tubes?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17511The debate over uncuffed versus cuffed endotracheal tubes (ETTs) is a long-standing one. In a paper published in Pediatric Anesthesia this week, one paediatric critical care unit has published the results of their experience of introducing cuffed ETTs….

ADC/DFTB Journal Club #1 – November – when is a child not septic?

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Cite this article as: Davis, T. ADC/DFTB Journal Club #1 – November – when is a child not septic?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17297Sepsis is a word we hear many many times a day. As clinicians treating children, it is one of our main concerns. Amongst all the unwell children we see,…