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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Foot x-rays

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Foot x-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.129241. Check you have the right views. There are two views in foot x-rays DP (dorsal-plantar) and oblique. Both should ideally be done when weight-bearing if your patient can manage it.   2. Review the bones.  Work round the bones…

On Rudeness

Cite this article as: Davis, T. On Rudeness, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.14915“Hey Tessa, I didn’t realise you were such a genius”. I was on my way back to ED from my lunch break and the ortho reg was sitting laughing with one of our locum SHOs. I smiled nervously, “Oh thanks…

Two new wellness resources

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Two new wellness resources, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.14888Wellness and wellbeing are current hot topics. Yes, we know that systems need to be changed, and we are all working hard every day to bring about change. But in the meantime, as junior doctors, we still need…

Steroids for pre-school wheeze

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Steroids for pre-school wheeze, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.14563Wheeze must be one of the most common paediatric presentations to the emergency department and up till now most of us have been reassuring parents and sending them away without treatment. But should we be doing more?  A…

Crash course in tracheostomies

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Crash course in tracheostomies, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.13864It’s 2am and the crash bleep goes off. You arrive at the bedside of 5 year old Jerry who has suddenly dropped his sats to 80%. He looks like he has a tracheostomy tube in his neck. Can…

Branding livers

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Cite this article as: Davis, T. Branding livers, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4876An eminent surgeon made headline news in 2013 when he was found to have branded his initials on his patient’s liver. This week he made the news again as he pleaded guilty to assault. But is branding livers was really…