DFTB go to the Harbour

This week the DFTB team have been invited to run a conference within a conference in Sydney. Resus @ the Harbour is a multidisciplinary resuscitation conference combining powerful patient stories with cutting edge care – just the sort of thing we love at DFTB. Cite this article as: Tagg, A. DFTB go to the Harbour,…

FPIES

A 6-month-old male is brought to ED by his mother with multiple episodes of profuse vomiting after eating lunch. No diarrhoea, fevers or unwell contacts. He is usually a well child and had a normal neonatal period. He is immunised and otherwise thriving from a growth and developmental perspective. The mother, a nurse, reports that…

Measuring respiratory rate

 The respiratory rate is a key part of our assessment of illness and underpins many a paediatric early warning score. It’s time for me to go back to the basics again. Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Measuring respiratory rate, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15505

Non-Toxic Exposures

Mary had a little taste… Common non-toxic exposures (and what to expect) As clinicians, we will occasionally come across someone with a case of Toxicophobia – the fear of being poisoned. In paediatrics, this usually presents in the parents of a little one who has explored their way into something they shouldn’t have. Whilst developmentally…

10 Thinks: A Message from Parents

Recently JAMA Pediatrics featured an article from their ‘On My Mind‘ section by parent caregivers of children with chronic, complex medical conditions. The authors Angela Carosella, Alexis Snyder and Erin Ward worked with researches to survey and distill many of the challenges of being parents within the health care system. They suggest 10 ways that…