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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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…

DFTB17 – your feedback

Cite this article as: Davis, T. DFTB17 – your feedback, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/dftb17-yourfeedback/DFTB17 has been and gone. We were really happy with how much you all embraced what we were trying to do and just enjoyed yourselves. It seems like we have set a high bar for next year, and…

Giving feedback

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Cite this article as: Davis, T. Giving feedback, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11625Yesterday, you heard one of your junior doctors, Jessica, berating at a colleague at work. It was a busy shift, and she was very stressed and under a lot of pressure. A 7 month old baby presented with bronchiolitis and her mother was…

A gentle nudge…

Cite this article as: Davis, T. A gentle nudge…, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11516Children have a right to receive healthcare regardless of the decisions made by their parents. This week, the RACP released a further statement citing refusal to treat patients for non-vaccination as ‘unethical coercion’. Whilst the majority of paediatricians are…