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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Sedation for the agitated adolescent

For paediatric ED doctors who come from a paediatric training background, dealing with the agitated adolescent can be very stressful. There is so much more to managing the agitated adolescent than just drugs, but sometimes sedation is necessary. As we are not used to sedating children in this way, choosing drugs and doses can be difficult. This…

No Jab No Pay

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Australia has always been at the forefront of immunisation legislation, but the new ‘No Jab No Pay’ law takes our immunisation laws to a new level. The ‘No Jab No Pay’ law, passed today, and to be implemented in Jan 2016, removes the option of being a ‘conscientious objector’. This means that if you refuse to…

Grindlay on disasters

The DFTB team 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…

Update on asthma management

The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne have released an update on their asthma management. There are some great points here around the use of steroids and planning for discharge. Thanks to Mike Starr and RCH for allowing us to reproduce the update here…