Spider Bites

Cite this article as: Andrew Tagg. Spider Bites, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://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: Tessa Davis. Appendectomy or antibiotics?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://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: Andrew Tagg. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://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…

Community needlestick injury in children

Cite this article as: Henry Goldstein. Community needlestick injury in children, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://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: Andrew Tagg. Kids in cars, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://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: Ben Reynolds. Hypertension, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://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?