A new approach to febrile infants

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Goldstein, H. A new approach to febrile infants, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9565

The fortnight has seen two hot off the press articles by a group from the Basque Country. They are challenging the existing paradigm in the investigation and management of febrile infants with their “Step by step” approach. The approach questions the relative supremacy of the Rochester criteria as a basis for investigating and managing infants under…

Trethewie on death in the acute setting

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Davis, T. Trethewie on death in the acute setting, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/pac-trethewie/

We have teamed up with APLS to share the videos from their Paediatric Acute Care Conferences. These videos have never been open access before, so if you weren’t able to attend the conferences, then now’s your chance to catch up. The PAC Conference is run each year by APLS and consists of presentations on a…

Whoop, Whoop, Hooray

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Tagg, A. Whoop, Whoop, Hooray, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8344

Henry Goldstein wrote an excellent article on pertussis a few years ago.  With some interesting new data coming to press with regard to risk factors for complications of the disease we thought it might be worthwhile doing some spaced repetition. “My childhood was full of deep sorrow – colic, whooping cough, dread of ghosts, hell,…

Polly put the kettle on… and poured a cup of tea

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Beattie, A. Polly put the kettle on… and poured a cup of tea, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9038

Jack, a 2 year old boy, is rushed into the Emergency Department by his distraught mother, Polly. She had just poured a cup of tea and prior to adding milk, Jack reached up to the kitchen table, pulling the tea toward himself and sustaining a burn to his neck and chest. You recall an article…

Passing the TORCH

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Tagg, A. Passing the TORCH, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8541

6 year old Ella has been sent home from school as she has been itching all day.  When her mum, Val, picked her up she noticed a few spots and thought she better get them checked out.  You see the classical rash of chickenpox and reassure of the relatively benign nature of the illness and…

DFTB in Dublin – the Final Day

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Tagg, A. DFTB in Dublin – the Final Day, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/dftb-in-dublin-the-final-day/

By means of performance enhancing substances (caffeine) we made it to the final sessions of #SMACCdub – voices somewhat subdued by trying to converse at the gala dinner, held in the historical Guinness Storehouse. The pains of struggling bandwidth were ameliorated  by a drop in attendance. An all female panel took to the stage for the first plenary…

DFTB in Dublin – the Second Day

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Tagg, A. DFTB in Dublin – the Second Day, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/dftb-in-dublin-the-second-day/

Small children prevented Henry and I spending too much time out on the town enjoying what Dublin has to offer. One advantage of this was that we were both able to enjoy the mornings sessions without the hangovers that so many of our friends and colleagues had. The theme for the morning plenary session was…

DFTB in Dublin – the First Day

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Goldstein, H. DFTB in Dublin – the First Day, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/dftb-in-dublin-the-first-day/

Andy and I had flown halfway across the world to meet up in person at the Social Media And Critical Care conference in Dublin. Although touted initially as a critical care conference it is much more than that. Health care workers (not just doctors) from such interwoven disciplines as anaesthesia, intensive care, emergency medicine and paediatrics…

DFTB in Dublin – the Workshops

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Tagg, A. DFTB in Dublin – the Workshops, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/dftb-in-dublin-the-workshops/

Having braved international flights half of the team from DFTB (Andy and Henry) have made it to SMACCDub. For those of you not in the know the Social Media And Critical Care conference is in it’s fourth year now and partly inspired us to start Don’t Forget The Bubbles.  Although the editors regularly chat online…

Take a #SMACCselfie

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Tagg, A. Take a #SMACCselfie, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8777

Team DFTB are heading to Dublin for SMACC.  Please feel free to say hello to Andy or Henry. If you want to win an exclusive* Don’t Forget The Bubbles t-shirt then take a #SMACCselfie displaying your DFTB badges, stickers or tattoos (yes, we have those too!) and tag #DFTB.  Each day one lucky winner, drawn…

Parechovirus

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Smith, A. Parechovirus, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8851

A 2 week old baby, Isabelle, is rushed into the emergency department by her frantic parents. She is tachycardic to 220bpm, febrile to 39.5°C, with a widespread, blanching red rash. She is screaming and looks very unwell. She is rushed into a resus bay and the septic workup begins…