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.

ED board bingo

Cite this article as: Roland, D. ED board bingo, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6558Anyone who works in the Emergency Medicine is likely to be used to an ED ‘board’ or screen displaying all the patients in the department. This contains information such as name, age, triage category etc. It often has a…

Knee X-rays

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Knee X-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.64711.  Know your knee anatomy See the the anatomical landmarks on the diagrams below.   Remember that the knees of younger children will look different, as the patella forms, and the ossification centres form.   2. Look for an effusion…

Neonatal Resuscitation

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Neonatal Resuscitation, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6477Whilst the internet is wonderful if you want to look up some obscure aspect of medicine there are some things you just have to know.  I gave this talk to our local group of registrars and in the spirit of…

From Cradle to the Grave – ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting 2014

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. From Cradle to the Grave – ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting 2014, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6476This years Australasian College of Emergency Medicine Annual scientific meeting in Melbourne has attracted over 900 delegates from all over the world. With an overarching theme of “Back to the Future”…

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…