Community needlestick injury in children

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Community needlestick injury in children, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5241Alfie, 6, is playing at local playground under Mum’s watchful eye. He goes down the slide and jumps off, landing on his hands and feet. He starts to cry and shows his Mum a syringe lying in…

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…

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…