Blame culture

Today we woke up to the news that the GMC has won its appeal to the High Court, and has struck off Dr Bawa-Garba. Cite this article as: Brown, S. Blame culture, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.14654

The Art of Distraction

The word distraction, as defined by Merriam Webster, is ….”Something that distracts, an object that directs a persons attention away from something else, a book, a puzzle to provide amusement.” Cite this article as: Spencer-Little, S. The Art of Distraction, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.14510

Fasting guidelines

Some things in emergency medicine go together like peanut butter and chocolate – take monkey bars and supracondylar fractures, for example. Jack fell off the monkey bars after school and has an obviously deformed arm. With the help of some inhaled methoxyflurane and intranasal fentanyl, he has been placed in an above elbow backslab and…

Crash course in tracheostomies

It’s 2am and the crash bleep goes off. You arrive at the bedside of 5 year old Jerry who has suddenly dropped his sats to 80%. He looks like he has a tracheostomy tube in his neck. Can you keep your cool and handle it like a pro? Cite this article as: Davis, T. Crash…

Paediatric c-spine injuries

A 14 year old male presents to your Emergency Department by private car with neck pain following a failed back-flip whilst playing on the family trampoline at home. Cite this article as: Partyka, C. Paediatric c-spine injuries, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.13658

Diana Egerton-Warbuton: Reducing alcohol related harm in adolescents at DFTB17

This talk was recorded live on the opening plenary session of day two at DFTB17 in Brisbane. If you missed out in 2017 then book your leave for 2018 now. Tickets are on sale for the pre-conference workshops as well as the conference itself at www.dftb18.com.. Cite this article as: DFTB, T. Diana Egerton-Warbuton: Reducing…

The 12th Bubble Wrap

With 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 has caught their eye. Cite this article as: Leo, G. The 12th Bubble Wrap, Don't Forget the…

Managing autism in the ED

This month’s Podcast of the Month is from Pomegranate Health. In a 30 minute podcast carer Annette talks about raising her teenage grandson, Aaron, who has Autism. Meenakshi Rattan (Paediatrician, Campbelltown Hospital) and Kenneth Nunn (Psychiatrist, Children’s Hospital Westmead) discuss the challenges that a busy emergency department creates for patients like Aaron. They offer some…