Death in paediatrics

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Death in paediatrics, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4870 It must be so difficult working in paediatrics, isn’t it? Seeing all these sick kids must be heartbreaking.

The magic coin

Cite this article as: Yamamoto, L. The magic coin, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/the-magic-coin/This is a 20 month old female who presents to the emergency department after swallowing a coin, according to two older children who were playing with her at the time. They don’t know what type of coin it was.

Kids in cars

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Kids in cars, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5062The mercury on the outside thermometer is inching past 40oC for the third day in a row and for once you are grateful to be in the cool, air-conditioned emergency department.  The emergency phone snaps you back into alertness….

Lockie on Little Adults

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Lockie on Little Adults, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/podcast-week-lockie-little-adults/This week’s recommendation is from the team at the Intensive Care Network –  The Intensive Care Podcasts. It’s Fran Lockie (a Paediatrician in Adelaide) discussing how to manage little adults in resus situations.

Hypertension

Cite this article as: Reynolds, B. Hypertension, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3011 A 3 year old attends the ED with a vomiting illness.  Routine observations include a blood pressure measured consistently as 125/80. Should you ignore it?

Head injury – who to scan?

Cite this article as: Ings, A. Head injury – who to scan?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4582 Kids come into emergency EVERY day with head injury. In many cases imaging decisions are simple. Especially when the child rolled off the bed, cried straight away & is now tearing up the ED – BUT…

How many white cells v red cells do we allow in CSF?

Cite this article as: Davis, T. How many white cells v red cells do we allow in CSF?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4722Unless your skills are tip top, the chances are that you will have had a traumatic tap before (studies suggest up to 40% of lumbar punctures). Blood in the CSF on…

Finger Tips

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Finger Tips, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.42874 year old Dudley is brought into your emergency department by his hysterical mother. In between breathless sobs she tells you how she accidentally slammed the car door shut on his hand.  She is convinced he has lost a finger…

Status epilepticus

Cite this article as: Partyka, C. Status epilepticus, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4690 The batphone rings at 5am. You are given a 5 minute ‘heads up’ by paramedics regarding a 3 year old child they are rushing to you with lights & sirens. She has a history of seizure disorder and has…