Traumatic brain injury - helmet

Traumatic brain injury

Cite this article as: Adam Bartlett. Traumatic brain injury, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3381 An 8 year old boy is rushed into ED following a fall from a fourth story window.  He landed on concrete and has obvious signs of external damage to his skull and a GCS of 5. He’s clearly…

Minor burns

Cite this article as: Andrew Tagg. Minor burns, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3266Jasmina, a five old girl, is brought in by her mother after a Sunday afternoon barbecue.  Having had very little for breakfast she became very excited when the burgers came out and reached out to grab one from the grill…

Are nebulisers or spacers better for managing acute asthma?

Cite this article as: Tessa Davis. Are nebulisers or spacers better for managing acute asthma?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3278This Cochrane review was published this week and here’s my summary. This review looks at the question: Which is better for the delivery of salbutamol in acute asthma – spacers or nebulisers? The…

Post circumcision bleeding

Cite this article as: Andrew Tagg. Post circumcision bleeding, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3159Sam, a 9-day old boy, is rushed into the paediatric emergency room by his distraught parents.  Bright red blood is soaking through the front of his cloth nappy.   Bottom Line The incidence of neonatal circumcision is on the…

Anaphylaxis and dosing errors

Cite this article as: Tessa Davis. Anaphylaxis and dosing errors, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3113Medication errors are a particular area of interest for me, so this paper caught my eye….here’s my summary of it.   It’s a paper by Benkelfat et al and is published in the September 2013 issue of the…

Therapeutic hypothermia - ice

Therapeutic hypothermia

Cite this article as: Anna Ings. Therapeutic hypothermia, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3048 A 4 year old girl presents to ED in cardiac arrest. After a dramatic resus, you and the team were able to bring her back but she remains unconscious.

Penile problems

Cite this article as: Andrew Tagg. Penile problems, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.2922A 5-year-old boy, Kayden, is brought in by his mother as she is concerned that there is something wrong with his penis – every time he tries to pass urine it balloons in his foreskin and goes all over the…

Febrile neutropenia

Cite this article as: Henry Goldstein. Febrile neutropenia, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.2912You’re working as the paeds reg overnight at a regional centre when ED phones you about an incoming patient – Josef, 8 – who’s in a delayed intensification cycle of his treatment for ALL and has a fever of 38.6oC….

ITP – Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Cite this article as: Tessa Davis. ITP – Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.2865A 4-year-old girl presents with bruising over her legs, trunk and face.  Mum has noticed them appear over the last week.  She has been completely well with no other symptoms.  There is no history of trauma.  After…