Anaphylaxis Q+A

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Anaphylaxis Q+A, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6415Jason is a 2 year boy who presents to ED with a rash and cough. He had peanut butter for the first time about 20 minutes ago, and he suddenly started vomiting then coughing. His face is swelling and he…

Medication Safety Monday – Part 3

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Medication Safety Monday – Part 3, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6291Nearly ten years ago, I undertook an project for my Pharmacy degree, with the title “Minimising Medication Errors for Paediatric Inpatients”. The TGA’s recent alert about Paracetamol dosing in addition to events in the Australian national news …

Button Batteries

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Button Batteries, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/podcast-week-button-batteries/This week’s Podcast of the Week is from our favourite UK PEM team, St Emlyn’s. In this excellent 15 minutes podcast, Simon Carley and Natalie May discuss the dangers of button batteries. We have all been hearing in the new…

SonoKids Pneumonia

Cite this article as: Davis, T. SonoKids Pneumonia, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6310This week’s vodcast is a great new series by SonoKids. Kasia Hampton gives us a crash course in diagnosing pneumonia using ultrasonography. In this vodcast that is less than ten minutes long, Kasia covers all the basics. It starts with an…

Do corneal abrasions cause crying in neonates?

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Do corneal abrasions cause crying in neonates?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6272Crying babies are a common presentation, and our list of differential diagnosis includes: viral and bacterial infections; fractures; hair tourniquets; intussusception; subdural haematomas; supraventricular tachycardia; and corneal abrasions. This study looks at the prevalence of corneal…

Overdosing paracetamol

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Overdosing paracetamol, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6268This week saw an alert from the Therapeutic Goods Administration about measuring doses using the syringe provided with the Panadol Colourfree Suspension for 1-5 year olds.   The syringe provided with the medicine measures differently from most other syringe known to…

How can we rule out epiglottitis?

Cite this article as: Yamamoto, L. How can we rule out epiglottitis?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/rule-out-epiglottitis/A 2 year old boy is brought to the emergency department at 2:30 a.m. complaining of throat pain, not drinking, drooling, difficulty swallowing, coughing, nasal congestion, and fever.

Postnatal depression

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Postnatal depression, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6092Six week old Sasha has been brought to your emergency department because she won’t stop crying.  As the nurses handover her chart they catch your eye,  “This is the third time her mum has brought her in.  There’s nothing wrong…

Ketamine dosing in obese adolescents

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Ketamine dosing in obese adolescents, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6051Whilst ketamine is widely used in children of all ages, previous studies (Green et al, 2009) have shown that adverse events associated with ketamine are more common in adolescents (including airway adverse events and vomiting). Additionally, there…

Spitting the dummy

Cite this article as: Yamamoto, L. Spitting the dummy, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/spitting-the-dummy/A 4 month old male infant is brought to the emergency department by a fire and rescue squad after responding to a 911 call for respiratory distress. He was sucking on a pacifier when his caretakers noticed that he…

SIDS…and kids

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. SIDS…and kids, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5994It’s been a tough week at work.  A 6 month old girl has been brought into your department.  To all intents and purposes she appears dead on arrival and despite the best efforts of the nursing and medical staff you were…