Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11391I’ve been lucky enough to be one of the few paediatric registrars allocated to an Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health ward for a 6 month rotation. Although I’d worked in (adult) Psych wards before, I had few well formed ideas…

Playing with dolls

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Playing with dolls, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10427With a new baby in the house parents can look forward to sleepless nights and sleepless days, beholden to a creature whose whims they have very little control over.  Life revolves around sleeping, eating and changing nappies with seemingly…

DFTB in Dublin – the Workshops

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. DFTB in Dublin – the Workshops, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/dftb-in-dublin-the-workshops/Having braved international flights half of the team from DFTB (Andy and Henry) have made it to SMACCDub. For those of you not in the know the Social Media And Critical Care conference is in it’s…

Screen Queens

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Screen Queens, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8492Life as a parent can be tough – early mornings, convincing your child to eat, having time for yourself. Sometimes you just need five minutes to think.  So what do you do – thrust your mobile device in front of…

PAC Conference 2015 – Morris on the difficult adolescent patient

Cite this article as: Davis, T. PAC Conference 2015 – Morris on the difficult adolescent patient, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/pac-conference-2015-morris-on-the-difficult-adolescent-patient/We 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…

How good are apps for preventing paediatric obesity?

Cite this article as: Davis, T. How good are apps for preventing paediatric obesity?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5461We all know that obesity is a serious problem for the paediatric population (Ogden et al, 2014). And we also know that kids love using iPhones (Chiong et al, 2014). So it’s not surprising…

Obesity

Cite this article as: Antoine, J. Obesity, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3921  A 10 year old girl, Gemma, has been admitted to the general paediatric unit with an acute exacerbation of asthma. She weighs 70kg and is 1.4m tall. Her symptoms have improved and discharge planning has begun. At the end of…

Finger Tips

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Finger Tips, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.42874 year old Dudley is brought into your emergency department by his hysterical mother. In between breathless sobs she tells you how she accidentally slammed the car door shut on his hand.  She is convinced he has lost a finger…

Anorexia nervosa

Cite this article as: MacDonald, E. Anorexia nervosa, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.2602A fourteen year old girl presents to the emergency department following three months of weight loss.  She has refused all food and water for the past five days.  She complains of feeling dizzy, cold and tired.

Talking to teens

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Talking to teens, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3270The last patient presented in morning handover is Buffy, 14, who was admitted overnight with pyelonephritis. The admitting registrar couldn’t get much more than flank pain and a wee out of her overnight. Your resident rolls her eyes, quietly…