10 Thinks: A Message from Parents

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Grace Leo. 10 Thinks: A Message from Parents, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.16103

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 health care professionals might help parents caring with children with complex needs.

We thought these ideas were important to carry around with us in our day to day practice so we’ve summarised their key points into a A4 infographic poster ’10 Thinks’ below. We recommend you can also check out the original message and research here with their survey report here.

Autism spectrum disorder (Part 3) – Is this autism?

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Mary Hardimon. Autism spectrum disorder (Part 3) – Is this autism?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15452

Charlie is sitting in the corner of your room and refuses to look or speak to you. He has no interest in you or your room. Mum wants to know…is he just naughty or is this autism? 

Facing the future: standards for children in EM settings

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Tessa Davis. Facing the future: standards for children in EM settings, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.16004

Today saw the launch of the new RCPCH ‘Facing the Future’ document – setting standards for paediatric emergency care in the UK. These are a set of standards that should apply to all Emergency Department where children are seen and assessed.

Autism spectrum disorder (Part 2) – why is this happening to me?!

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Mary Hardimon. Autism spectrum disorder (Part 2) – why is this happening to me?!, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15447

You have been referred Charlie, a 2yo boy, by his general practitioner who suspects that he has autism. He attends your room with his mother who feels helpless surrounding this potential “label” that is being considered for her son. She has a list of questions however her first one is “why is this happening to me?” 

Autism spectrum disorder (part 1) – what’s in a name?

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Mary Hardimon. Autism spectrum disorder (part 1) – what’s in a name?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15442

Since being first described by Dr Leo Kanner of John Hopkin’s University in 1943, the terminology used in the diagnosis and reference to autism spectrum disorder has changed multiple times making it confusing not only for families but also clinicians.

Claire Nourse: Tuberculosis at DFTB17

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Team DFTB. Claire Nourse: Tuberculosis at DFTB17, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15791

This talk was recorded live on the second day at DFTB17 in Brisbane. If you missed out in 2017 then why not book your leave for 2018 now. Tickets are on sale for the pre-conference workshops as well as the conference itself at www.dftb18.com.

Antibiotics for all?

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Andrew Tagg. Antibiotics for all?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15679

Sometimes a paper is published that makes you stop dead in your tracks. In this post-truth era we are so used to reading headlines that sound too good to be true that we just skip over them. But this paper was published in the reputable New England Journal of Medicine.

Jane Cocks: Communicating quality at DFTB17

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Team DFTB. Jane Cocks: Communicating quality at DFTB17, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15572

Jane Cocks is a leading expert in neonatal and paediatric retrieval and has literally wrote the book (well, a chapter anyway). As former clinical director of SAAS Medstar kids she talks about the importance of key performance indicators and metrics in paediatric retrieval. We all like to that we are amazing at everything we do, but we do fail sometimes.

How do we know if we any good?

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DFTB go to PEMFest18

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Barnes, K. DFTB go to PEMFest18, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/pemfest18/

Maybe you recognise the drill ……. you are tired, your frontline NHS job is tough,  there is a list of jobs as long as your arm at home, you still need to book transport to attend this conference, and you’re not sure if work will provide any study funding. But you decide to go for it. You’re pretty sure there’ll be someone to sit with – but too late now. Within five minutes of arriving you are infected – the space has a buzz, the crowd has a buzz and there is great coffee and little mini muffins (an army marches on its stomach), and it only gets better from there.

Casey Parker: Terror Australis at DFTB17

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Team DFTB. Casey Parker: Terror Australis at DFTB17, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15518

Who is Casey Parker? If you googled the name prior to the inaugural SMACC in Sydney you would have thought that she was one of Panama’s leading adult stars. But now, when not playing a minor role in Grey’s Anatomy, he is a true generalist, working in Broome in Western Australia.

He’s part rural anaesthetist, part general practitioner, part educationalist and the other quarter of him is made up of an ultrasound machine. He writes at Broomedocs.com  and also presents a podcast that is not just for rural generalists and ultrasound tragics.

This talk though is something else altogether.

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Casey writes from the heart about this case and the importance of practicing medicine from the heart.

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Scarlet fever

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Tessa Davis. Scarlet fever, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15511

The start of 2018 has seen UK hospitals receiving an alert from Public Health England about the rise in cases of suspected scarlet fever. What is the extent of the problem and how good are we at actually diagnosing scarlet fever?