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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Coping with errors

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Coping with errors, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11227When you lie in bed at night and have moments of reflection about your work, what do you think about? The patient whose abnormal blood result you didn’t spot? The time you prescribed the wrong drug dose for a…

Challenging consultations

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Challenging consultations, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11089A recent consultation with a patient did not go well. One initial seed of patient dissatisfaction could not be appeased and it just spiralled as the consultation went downhill. The patient left feeling unhappy, threatening to sue me if they died…

Mandible x-rays

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Mandible x-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10597An orthopantomogram (OPG) is a good view to demonstrate most mandibular fractures.   A PA mandible shows the displacement of fractures. It also demonstrates symphysis menti fractures which can be missed on the OPG. If an OPG cannot be obtained,…

Ready, steady…

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Cite this article as: Davis, T. Ready, steady…, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10819It started four years ago. I squirm uncomfortably just thinking about it. I had been a doctor for 9 years, and performed many procedures on children and babies with no problems – cannulas, lumbar punctures, skin biopsies, central lines, chest…

Facial bone x-rays

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Facial bone x-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10471There are two views – occipito-mental view and occipito-mental 30o view The occipito-mental view demonstrates the upper and middle thirds of the face including the orbital margins, frontal sinuses, zygomatic arches and maxillary antra The occipito-mental 30o view shows…

Paediatricians: are they just little adults?

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Cite this article as: Davis, T. Paediatricians: are they just little adults?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10610The DFTB team could not let this landmark article pass by unmentioned. In this study, the authors finally investigate the serious problem of short stature amongst paediatricians. We have always felt smaller than the rest of the…