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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Ready, steady…


It 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 drains, umbilical lines, intubations, CPR, defibrillation. This was just suturing.

Facial bone x-rays

There 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 30o of caudal angulation. The orbits are seen less well, but zygomatic arches and the walls…

Paediatricians: are they just little adults?


The 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 medical population, but is that just an inferiority complex, or are they actually looking down at us?

The program for DFTB17 is live!

The DFTB team have been working very hard, along with the rest of the organising committee, to put together a great program for DFTB17. And now you can see it for yourself.   View the DFTB17 Program   DFTB17 is a brand new acute paediatric conference. It will cover cutting-edge research and insight into paediatric…

Life can be cruel


This article was posted with the support of Shosh and Jonny. If you have any information about treatment options, anywhere in the world, then please contact tesssardavis@me.com. Life can be cruel. We see it all the time in our clinical practice but when it moves into our personal sphere then our perspective changes. Eve* is the…

DFTB17 keynotes announced

The team at DFTB are in the process of putting together a brand new acute paediatric conference. DFTB17 will run over three days from 28th-30th August 2017 in Brisbane. It will cover cutting-edge research and insight into paediatric care. Today, we are very excited to be able to release the list of our keynote speakers. We…