DFTB go to South Africa

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Tagg, A. DFTB go to South Africa, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/__trashed/

When Annet Alenyo Ngabirano spoke about Ubuntu at DasSMACC one of things everyone wanted to know was how could they help. There was talking about donating to Supadel or supporting African academics and writers . Another suggestion was for those of us who ware lucky enough to get a study budget to go to Africa and share our knowledge and experience. When Kat Evans came to Brisbane last year to speak at DFTB17 she was very excited about her upcoming secret project.

being/human – the why

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Andrew Tagg. being/human – the why, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.14403

This essay is based on the talk I was asked to give at BadEMFest18 in South Africa. When I submitted my pitch I suggested I could talk about ‘something to do with paediatrics… or anything really, I’m happy to help out‘. Then I opened the DM from the team and found that I was given the near impossible challenge of reminding the delegates ‘How to be Kind‘. In order to distill my thoughts down to a succinct 15 minutes I thought I’d let you in on what I’ve been thinking about. What I thought would be a thousand words or so blew out into 5000, hence I’ll break it up into a couple of posts. This is the WHY. I’ll follow up with the HOW tomorrow.

On Rudeness

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Tessa Davis. On Rudeness, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.14915

“Hey Tessa, I didn’t realise you were such a genius”.

I was on my way back to ED from my lunch break and the ortho reg was sitting laughing with one of our locum SHOs.

I smiled nervously, “Oh thanks for coming to see the patient”.

I didn’t realise you were a genius”. He said it again. He was still smiling. It was weird.

I’m not sure what you mean, but something about this is making me nervous”. I was trying to make a joke of it. But let’s be honest, I’m not a genius, so I had a sense that something wasn’t right.

You told my patient that they could eat and drink. They need an operation and now they aren’t fasted. Thanks for that, genius!

Medical Parents of Australia and New Zealand Conference – 2018

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Jasmine Antoine. Medical Parents of Australia and New Zealand Conference – 2018, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15231

The Medical Parents of Australia and New Zealand conference returned for round two over the weekend 3rd & 4th March, holding their event in Melbourne. MPANZ began as an idea on social media and has now expanded to a three-day event including workshops on resuscitation and career development.

Read all about it! – the second edition

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Andrew Tagg. Read all about it! – the second edition, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15080

Back in 2016 the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health tried an experiment. Every day they tweeted out an article link that was valid for 24 hours. You can read about it in this early edition post. We know that the current publishing system is flawed and with the majority of papers hidden behind paywalls how can we keep up to date? Like Trump’s proposed Mexican border wall, there will always be ways around these barriers – but what can us law abiding citizens do?

What children wish we knew

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Andrew Tagg. What children wish we knew, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.14759

This blog post is based on a talk I’m giving to a mixed group of adult and paediatric emergency physicians. I was asked to talk about something I thought both groups needed to know. I could have got stuck into the role of steroids in pre-school wheeze or antibiotics in otitis media but they can be rather dry topics to talk about over dinner. Instead I decided to focus on what children would want us to know…

Rachel Callander: Love, Life and Awesomeness at DFTB17

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Team DFTB. Rachel Callander: Love, Life and Awesomeness at DFTB17, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.12698

This talk was recorded live at DFTB17 in Brisbane. Watch out for more talks from our inaugural conference in the lead up to DFTB18.. If you haven’t done so yet then book some time off for August and come to Melbourne for our next amazing conference. Check out www.dftb18.com for more details. You can also join Rachel and Mary Freer for a workshop on conversations around caring. See the website for more details.

Beads of Courage

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Thom O'Neill. Beads of Courage, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.14526

You know that feeling when something is completely and utterly good? Where there are no catches, no downsides; just pure unfiltered goodness. When you discover something that you believe couldn’t possibly get any better? Beads Of Courage – a simple yet beautiful programme to mark a child’s journey through illness – rouses that exact feeling.

Henry Goldstein: Failing Forwards at DFTB17

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Henry Goldstein. Henry Goldstein: Failing Forwards at DFTB17, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.12609

At the time we began planning #DFTB17, I was eager to speak on the concept of Failure. I’d just failed yet another college examination and was keen to describe my personal experiences. But along the way, I discovered that failure is for everyone. Here’s what I had to say: