Ankle x-rays

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Ankle x-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9992The ankle consists of three bones – the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The ankle also consist of two joints – the ankle joint (where the tibia, fibula and talus meet) and the syndesmosis joint (the joint between the…

Can’t intubate, Can’t Oxygenate

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Can’t intubate, Can’t Oxygenate, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9814Paediatric critical procedures are rare in the emergency department. Data from one Victorian network showed that 83% of emergency physicians had not performed one in a twelve month period. We also know from audit data that we seem…

Treadmill Burns

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Treadmill Burns, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9710Chase, 3, is brought in by ambulance with his hand wrapped in a towel. His sweaty father – wearing running gear – explains that Chase touched the treadmill whilst Dad was in full flight. A recently published paper in Burns…

Through the looking glass

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Through the looking glass, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9685As we head out winter in the southern hemisphere the northern hemisphere can see that ‘Winter is Coming’ and with it the scourge of the paediatric emergency departments – bronchiolitis.  It’s one of those diseases that the we…

Asthma for Ambos

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Asthma for Ambos, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9592Tonight I had the privilege to talk to the team at the Werribee branch of Ambulance Victoria. I was given the brief to talk on something to do with paediatric respiratory problems and I thought I would focus on…

A new approach to febrile infants

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

Trethewie on death in the acute setting

Cite this article as: 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…

Whoop, Whoop, Hooray

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Whoop, Whoop, Hooray, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8344Henry 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…

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

Cite this article as: 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.9038Jack, 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…

Passing the TORCH

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Passing the TORCH, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.85416 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…

DFTB in Dublin – the Final Day

Cite this article as: 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…