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…

Or Not…

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Or Not…, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10499With an impending new arrival I was excited about the educational opportunities that would arise.  I’d read up my fetal physiology and was eagerly awaiting the chance to write a series of posts on what normal babies do.  I had…

Big Picture Paediatrics : Adverse Childhood Experiences

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Big Picture Paediatrics : Adverse Childhood Experiences, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10082So much of paediatrics, and medicine in general, is focussed on small experimental or observational studies. This series of posts takes the wider view; we’re talking here about some of the biggest and longest running…

Are you okay?

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Are you okay?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9785Today (8th September) in Australia is RUOK? day. It’s a time for people to come together and think about more than themselves and meaningfully connect with others. I wrote recently about the prevalence of bullying in medical society and some…

Trethewie on death in the acute setting

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Trethewie on death in the acute setting, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/pac-trethewie/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 conferences, then now’s…

Personal Learning Networks

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Personal Learning Networks, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9228 What sort of health practitioner do you want to be? Nobody wants to be average, as Simon Carley tells us, so how do we go about growing? Professor C. offered us lots of great advice and there will…