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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Asthma – medical management

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Asthma – medical management, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.2815 A 9 year old boy is rushed into ED with what is clearly a severe exacerbation of his asthma. His sats are 80%, his RR is 60-70 and he is not looking great. You can hear some…

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Is swaddling the devil’s hug?

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Cite this article as: Davis, T. Is swaddling the devil’s hug?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4243Yesterday the UK press was abuzz with headlines screaming about the damage parents are doing to their children by swadddling. Here’s a summary of what’s been going on…

Do antibiotics affect CSF results?

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Do antibiotics affect CSF results?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3997Paediatricians often have to make a decision about whether to just go ahead and give antibiotics in suspected meningitis, or wait for a lumbar puncture (LP) – this could be due to parental refusal, an unstable patient,…

PICU Central

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Cite this article as: Davis, T. PICU Central, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3672No need to break into a cold sweat in PICU any more.  We have teamed up with Marc Anders of PICU Doctor to bring to you a fabulous guide for managing post-op cardiac patients in PICU. Check out all the…

#iupedsgrandrounds – Child Physical Abuse

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Cite this article as: Davis, T. #iupedsgrandrounds – Child Physical Abuse, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3577 Child Protection is so important – we need to be able to recognise and deal with possible abuse. Here is a storify of Alex Djuricich’s tweets from Grand Rounds earlier this week; and we’ve added some…

Communication: refusing a lumbar puncture

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Communication: refusing a lumbar puncture, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3427 Scenario: you are the register in the Paediatric Emergency Department.  A febrile infant needs a lumbar puncture but the nurse tells you that the parents have refused.  What do you do?