DFTB go to Berlin – #SMACCmini

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. DFTB go to Berlin – #SMACCmini, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/dftb-go-to-berlin-smaccmini/Having flown 16,893 kilometres to visit family, a short hop over the Berlin was nothing. This year Tessa and I were honoured to be able to help out with SMACCmini – the paediatric workshop before the…

Deciduous dental damage

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Deciduous dental damage, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.12095As my youngest daughter continues to her quest for her two front teeth, my eldest has lost two of hers. They came out naturally with minimal fuss though as they were hanging on by a (peri-odontal) thread she asked me…

Caring for children with disabilities

Cite this article as: Chait-Rubinek, L. Caring for children with disabilities, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.12145`I recently completed my first rotation as a doctor in the Emergency Department. Prior to entering the medical workforce, I had spent most of my employed life as a respite carer looking after and assisting children with…

The 7th Bubble Wrap

Cite this article as: Leo, G. The 7th Bubble Wrap, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11992With millions upon millions of journal articles being published every year it is impossible to keep up.  Every month we ask some of our friends from PERUKI (Paediatric Emergency Research in UK and Ireland) to point out something that…

Cotton buds

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Cotton buds, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11951Every now and then an article comes along that reminds me that some of the old wives tales are true. This is one of them…

Never Enough

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Never Enough, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11306As I transition into my new(-ish) role as an emergency physician in a department that sees only the occasional child I worry that my skills are becoming degraded. I am sure that I am not the only one.

Challenging consultations

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Challenging consultations, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11089A recent consultation with a patient did not go well. One initial seed of patient dissatisfaction could not be appeased and it just spiralled as the consultation went downhill. The patient left feeling unhappy, threatening to sue me if they died…

Mandible x-rays

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Mandible x-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10597An orthopantomogram (OPG) is a good view to demonstrate most mandibular fractures.   A PA mandible shows the displacement of fractures. It also demonstrates symphysis menti fractures which can be missed on the OPG. If an OPG cannot be obtained,…

Eye emergencies – quiz

Cite this article as: Singh, B. Eye emergencies – quiz, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10452Anatomy Label all the parts of the following diagram: Label all the parts of the following diagram: History and examination: Trauma directly to the globe is associated with what pattern of orbital injury? True or false: Trauma to…