Tessa Davis is a paediatric emergency registrar from Glasgow and Sydney, but currently living in London. Tessa tries to spend time with her 3 kids in between shifts. @tessardavis | + Tessa Davis | Tessa's DFTB posts

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Lessons from Bankstown

A report has been released by the Chief Medical Officer, NSW, outlining the finding of the recent events in Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, where a baby died following a neonatal resuscitation. There are lessons to be learned for all of us from this tragic case. Here, we summarise the findings. The full report can be read here….

Cupping in kids


Cupping has become a hot topic this weeks thanks to Michael Phelps’ noticeable marks as he swam to Olympic Gold. But what’s the basis for cupping, and in there any place for it in managing childhood disease? There is no place for using cupping as a treatment in children. There is no evidence at all…

Abuse on Nauru


Whilst we have previously noted our opposition to the detention of children in Nauru, the Guardian’s publication today of leaked incident reports highlights the true horrors experienced by these children. For more on the background on detention then take a look here.

PAC Conference 2015 – Cincotta on allergy in ED


We have teamed up with APLS to share the videos from their Paediatric Acute Care Conferences. These videos have never been open access before, so if you weren’t able to attend the conferences, then now’s your chance to catch up. The PAC Conference is run each year by APLS and consists of presentations on a…