How to be… a conference chair

Cite this article as: Summers, I. How to be… a conference chair, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.12545You check your in-box and there it is, another e-mail from one of those pesky conference organizers. You make sure it is not just a repeat of the one about being a Twitter moderator but this…

DFTB go to Berlin – #SMACCmini

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. DFTB go to Berlin – #SMACCmini, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/dftb-go-to-berlin-smaccmini/Having flown 16,893 kilometres to visit family, a short hop over the Berlin was nothing. This year Tessa and I were honoured to be able to help out with SMACCmini – the paediatric workshop before the…

Supervision

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Supervision, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.12157I’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 about psychiatric…

Caring for children with disabilities

Cite this article as: Chait-Rubinek, L. Caring for children with disabilities, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.12145`I recently completed my first rotation as a doctor in the Emergency Department. Prior to entering the medical workforce, I had spent most of my employed life as a respite carer looking after and assisting children with…

A gentle nudge…

Cite this article as: Davis, T. A gentle nudge…, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11516Children have a right to receive healthcare regardless of the decisions made by their parents. This week, the RACP released a further statement citing refusal to treat patients for non-vaccination as ‘unethical coercion’. Whilst the majority of paediatricians are…

All work and no play…

Cite this article as: Spencer-Little, S. All work and no play…, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11405In hospital it is the team that makes the difference. Many specialities interact to make what could be a horrendous time a much happier one. In this occasional series we hear from those unsung heroes.

Phone a Friend

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Phone a Friend, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11413As supervisor for the latest batch of interns that come through our emergency department I get to nurture them straight out of medical school, before the cynicism of the ward service sets in. It’s never the medicine that is…

Coping with errors

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Coping with errors, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11227When you lie in bed at night and have moments of reflection about your work, what do you think about? The patient whose abnormal blood result you didn’t spot? The time you prescribed the wrong drug dose for a…

That’s Entertainment

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. That’s Entertainment, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10997As a birthday treat (mine not hers) my five year old daughter took me to see Operation Ouch Live! It’s one of the few television shows we watch as a family in our house so I thought I’d share you…

The good old days

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. The good old days, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11095As I introduced the latest batch of interns to the department I thought back to my first few days as a doctor and how I have changed. I qualified in 1997 and I still remember lots of things…

Never enough hours in the day

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Never enough hours in the day, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10228“How do you do it? How do you keep up with all this blogging, tweeting and writing whilst holding a job and keeping your family happy?” It’s a question I invariably get asked when I speak…

Ring-xiety and how to unplug

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Ring-xiety and how to unplug, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10236Ever felt your phone buzz in your pocket, only to find it hadn’t? Do you have #FOMO when it comes to the latest @ketaminh tweet, an @EMTogether podcast, or even the latest DFTB post in your inbox…