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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DFTB in EMA #2 – identifying the sick febrile child

Cite this article as: Davis, T. DFTB in EMA #2 – identifying the sick febrile child, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7321The team at DFTB had our second article published in the series for Emergency Medicine Australasia Journal. Healthcare professionals who do not meet sick children on a regular basis are often anxious about…

Consequences of missing meningitis or septicaemia on first presentation to ED

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Consequences of missing meningitis or septicaemia on first presentation to ED, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7271Every paediatric doctor has a fear of sending home a young, septic child. We constantly review our practice and guidelines on how to identify the septic child amongst the thousands of febrile two-year-olds…

Fatherhood

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Fatherhood, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/vodcast-of-the-week-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

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Intranasal Fentanyl, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/podcast-of-the-week-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…

Should we test RSV-positive infants for UTIs?

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Should we test RSV-positive infants for UTIs?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7001RSV-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….

Drug dosing in obesity

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Drug dosing in obesity, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6917 Obese and overweight children are on the increase. A common area of confusion is – how we are supposed to calculate their medications given their weight?