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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Fatherhood

This video speaks for itself. It’s a beautiful animated narrative on what it’s like to be the father of a sick baby. As it’s Father’s Day in some parts of the world, it seems particularly relevant (from The Telegraph)…  

Intranasal Fentanyl

This week’s Podcast of the Week is from the SGEM – and our favourite paediatric podcaster, Anthony Crocco. Ken Milne and Anthony Crocco discuss intranasal fentanyl. If you aren’t using it for pain relief in kids, you should be. If you only listen to one podcast this week, turn off that radio play, and make it this one. Listen…

Should we test RSV-positive infants for UTIs?

RSV-positive bronchiolitis in infants is one of the most common reasons for admission to hospital. Sometimes they spike temperatures. It is widely recognised that the rate of serious bacterial infection in these infants is low. But what about the rate of UTIs? Should we be doing urine dips on all febrile babies with bronchiolitis, or…

Concussion

This week’s Podcast of the Week is from the SGEM – another great interview with Anthony Crocco. Ken Milne and Anthony Crocco discuss paediatric concussion. How long should patients rest up at home before returning to their normal activities? And can IV hypertonic saline help relieve a concussion-related headache? If you only listen to one podcast this week,…

Syncope Sunday Series Summary

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Just in case you missed some of Elayne Forbes’ five-part Syncope Sunday series…here are all the links on one page:   1: What is syncope? 2: Reflex syncope 3: Cardiac syncope 4: Syncope ECGs 5: Other causes of syncope