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

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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.7321

The 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 missing a serious bacterial infection in a child. Even for those of us working solely in paediatrics, there is still the same fear…

Consequences of missing meningitis or septicaemia on first presentation to ED

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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.7271

Every 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 that present to ED. But what are the consequences if we do miss one?

Intranasal Fentanyl

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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 to one podcast this week, turn off that radio play, and make it this one. Listen…

Should we test RSV-positive infants for UTIs?

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

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…