Consequences of missing meningitis or septicaemia on first presentation to ED

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Consequences of missing meningitis or septicaemia on first presentation to ED, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7271Every paediatric doctor has a fear of sending home a young, septic child. We constantly review our practice and guidelines on how to identify the septic child amongst the thousands of febrile two-year-olds…

Intranasal Fentanyl

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Intranasal Fentanyl, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/podcast-of-the-week-intranasal-fentanyl/This week’s Podcast of the Week is from the SGEM – and our favourite paediatric podcaster, Anthony Crocco. Ken Milne and Anthony Crocco discuss intranasal fentanyl. If you aren’t using it for pain relief in kids, you should be. If you only listen…

Don’t Forget The Bubbles in Print

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Don’t Forget The Bubbles in Print, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7033The team at DFTB are extremely proud to announce our first article in a series for Emergency Medicine Australasia. At Don’t Forget the Bubbles, a paediatric FOAM online resource, we take evidence-based medicine and put a…

Should we test RSV-positive infants for UTIs?

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Should we test RSV-positive infants for UTIs?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7001RSV-positive bronchiolitis in infants is one of the most common reasons for admission to hospital. Sometimes they spike temperatures. It is widely recognised that the rate of serious bacterial infection in these infants is low….

Concussion

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Concussion, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/podcast-of-the-week-concussion/This week’s Podcast of the Week is from the SGEM – another great interview with Anthony Crocco. Ken Milne and Anthony Crocco discuss paediatric concussion. How long should patients rest up at home before returning to their normal activities? And can IV hypertonic saline…

Other Causes

Cite this article as: Forbes, E. Other Causes, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6622We’ve already consider reflex causes and cardiac causes of syncope. Here’s a few others that don’t fit neatly into either category…

Syncope ECGs

Cite this article as: Forbes, E. Syncope ECGs, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6615In the previous post we learnt that although cardiac syncope is rare, it is potentially fatal. It is, therefore, essential that we know how to recognise ECGs that identify the cause of cardiac syncope. Here we discuss some of the…

Cardiac Syncope

Cite this article as: Forbes, E. Cardiac Syncope, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6610Cardiac syncope is extremely rare but potentially fatal. 24% incidence in subsequent cardiac arrest – 10 Australian youths die suddenly every week due to SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome). These deaths are rare, but preventable. We see a lot more cases with warning symptoms…

Reflex Syncope

Cite this article as: Forbes, E. Reflex Syncope, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6612Neurally mediated syncope is a heterogenous group of autonomic disorders resulting in orthostatic intolerance. It peaks in toddlers and adolescents. There are two main groups – reflex and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (or autonomic failure). In this post, we will discuss…

What is syncope?

Cite this article as: Auld, B. What is syncope?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6628A worried couple bring in their 7 yr old boy (Tom) to your ED after he suddenly lost consciousness at the school athletics carnival.

ILCOR’s draft guidelines

Cite this article as: Lawton, B. ILCOR’s draft guidelines, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6604On October 15th This year ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) will publish its updated recommendations in Circulation. ILCOR’s guidance is currently available in draft form at https://volunteer.heart.org/apps/pico/Pages/default.aspx where public comment is invited.