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?