Dark red stools – could it be another intussusception?

Cite this article as: Yamamoto, L. Dark red stools – could it be another intussusception?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/dark-red-stools-another-intussusception/A 7-month old male infant arrived in the ED at 7:45 a.m. after passing a dark maroon colored stool with clots at 7:00 a.m. He has passed small amounts of blood in his…

Febrile seizures

Cite this article as: Konstantinidis, T. Febrile seizures, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.2560An 8 month old baby has been referred to you by the Accident and Emergency Department with the first episode of febrile convulsion. He has been coryzal over the last couple of days with spikes of temperature up to 38oC….

Paeds Fever Hangout

Cite this article as: Lawton, B. Paeds Fever Hangout, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/podcast-week-paeds-fever-hangout/Casey Parker of Broomedocs invites some friends to discuss fevers in kids.  They share some useful insights and fascinating facts.  Our conflict of interest can be recognised by the Glaswegian accent. You can listen to the podcast here.

Ondansetron in Gastro

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Ondansetron in Gastro, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/podcast-week-ondansetron-gastro/This week’s recommendation is a podcast by the fabulous Brad Sobolewski at PEM Currents. We use ondansetron all the time in kids with gastro. This bite-sized podcast explains how it works, if it’s any good, and what the potential side effects…

CRITOE Quick Quiz

Cite this article as: Davis, T. CRITOE Quick Quiz, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4507This quick quiz is to test your CRITOE knowledge. See this post for how to interpret an elbow x-ray. Click on the image to see them in full size…   Q1: What age is this child? Q2: What is…

Paediatric sepsis

Cite this article as: Lawton, B. Paediatric sepsis, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/podcast-week-paediatric-sepsis/Welcome to our new “vodcast of the week” section, where we will share what we have enjoyed watching from around the FOAMasphere. To start us off in style Simon Carley over at St Emlyn’s shares his talk from the retrieval…

Spider Bites

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Spider Bites, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.55026 year old Charlotte is carried into  your emergency department by her father. She had been helping him tidy up the garage and she thought she had scratched herself on an old box of toys.  An hour later she was…

Appendectomy or antibiotics?

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Appendectomy or antibiotics?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5548Appendicitis is a common diagnosis in ED, and once it is confirmed clinically or on ultrasound, the patient usually goes pretty quickly to theatre for an appendectomy. But is a course of antibiotics just as effective as taking these…

Syringes, Glue, and Foreign Bodies

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Syringes, Glue, and Foreign Bodies, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/podcast-week-syringes-glue-foreign-bodies/This week’s recommendation is a podcast by the wonderful Andrew Sloas at PEM ED Podcast. He tells us how to get foreign objects out of ears without the melodrama of drugs, sedation, and operating theatres. All you need…

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.53614 year old Mariska is brought in by ambulance with her mother after being rescued from a house fire.  Neither appear to have sustained any significant injuries as they were woken by the screech of the smoke detector but…

Drowning

Cite this article as: Lawton, B. Drowning, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5222  Bottom line Prevention is better than cure, we should all be vocal advocates for pool fences Respiratory support is the intervention most likely to be required Time to first breath is critical (hence those poolside CPR posters) Beware of respiratory…