Sweet and Salty – fluids in DKA

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Lawton, B. Sweet and Salty – fluids in DKA, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.16130

During our training in paediatric emergency medicine most of us will have been cautioned repeatedly of the dangers of over-zealous fluid administration in children with diabetic ketoacidosis. Cerebral oedema is the feared complication of this disease process and, as traditional wisdom would have it, either rapid fluid administration or the use of any hypotonic IV…

Everything Counts in Small Amounts at DFTB17

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DFTB, T. Everything Counts in Small Amounts at DFTB17, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15910

This talk was recorded live on the final day of 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.

You want how much?!

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Lawton, B. You want how much?!, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15798

In discussion with your local PICU you have decided you are going to have to intubate the septic 11 month old in front of you. You know what you need; a fluid bolus, an adrenaline infusion, then a little bit of ketamine and some rocuronium, with push dose adrenaline on the side just in case….

Can Point-of-Care CRP testing identify children with serious infection?

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Davis, T. Can Point-of-Care CRP testing identify children with serious infection?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15806

As paediatric emergency clinicians, a large part of our job is identifying the child with a serious infection. The utility of blood tests in helping with diagnosis in this group of children is debatable. Could point-of-care CRP testing help identify children with serious infection?

Focus on PEM POCUS

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Snelling, C. Focus on PEM POCUS, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15772

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a disruptive technology that has the potential to change the standard way children are evaluated and managed, particularly in the paediatric emergency medicine (PEM) department.  POCUS is a complex skill that needs to be broken down into bite sized components and the aim of this new DFTB series will give you…

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…

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…

Sepsis at DFTB17

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DFTB, T. Sepsis at DFTB17, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15246

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.

What children wish we knew

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Tagg, A. What children wish we knew, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
http://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…

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