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…

DFTB in Dublin – the Second Day

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. DFTB in Dublin – the Second Day, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/dftb-in-dublin-the-second-day/Small children prevented Henry and I spending too much time out on the town enjoying what Dublin has to offer. One advantage of this was that we were both able to enjoy the mornings sessions…

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…

Brown on APLS instructor attributes

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Brown on APLS instructor attributes, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/pac-conference-brown-on-apls-instructor-attributes/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 your chance…

DFTB in EMA #4 – Spoonful of sugar: Improving the palatability of emergency department visits for children and their families

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. DFTB in EMA #4 – Spoonful of sugar: Improving the palatability of emergency department visits for children and their families, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8049Whilst it has been available online for some time now the fourth EMA article from the DFTB team has just hit doormats…

Communication: Drug error

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Communication: Drug error, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4896 Scenario: you are the register on the General Paediatric Ward. As you are reviewing patients, you realise that one of your patients, 9 month old Kayleigh, has been prescribed and given the wrong dose of paracetamol. She received…

What is autism?

Cite this article as: Davis, T. What is autism?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5235As paediatricians we may not be required to diagnose autism, but we should be able to understand and recognise the main features. There are two main diagnostic areas under the new DSM V criteria A. Persistent deficits in social…

Communication: refusing a lumbar puncture

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Communication: refusing a lumbar puncture, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3427 Scenario: you are the register in the Paediatric Emergency Department.  A febrile infant needs a lumbar puncture but the nurse tells you that the parents have refused.  What do you do?