ADC/DFTB Journal Club #2 – December – How well do we manage suspected meningitis in ED?

Cite this article as: Leo, G. ADC/DFTB Journal Club #2 – December – How well do we manage suspected meningitis in ED?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17786Vaccines have been instrumental in reducing rates of bacterial meningitis. However bacterial meningitis still represents 4-19% (1) of cases of meningitis and has been estimated to…

Thoracolumbar injuries

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Thoracolumbar injuries, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17579A 13 year old boy presents to ED after jumping out of a window trying to sneak out his bedroom at night time. He is complaining of pain in his lower back. How do we identify and treat a potential…

Thoracolumbar spine x-rays

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Thoracolumbar spine x-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17581Read our step-by-step guide to interpreting thoracic and lumbar spine x-rays. Thoracolumbar spine x-ray involves two views – AP and lateral.   Check it’s an adequate view For a lumbar spine view you should be able to see L1-L5…

Stabbings in adolescents

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Stabbings in adolescents, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17337It’s a regular day in your Paeds ED. You’ve just pulled a piece of lego out of a child left nostril; there are two wheezy kids waiting for review to see if they can stretch to two hours; and…

Neonatal jaundice – the basics

Cite this article as: Kanagaratnam, S. Neonatal jaundice – the basics, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17047Most newborns are jaundiced. Indeed, 60% of term infants, 80% of premies and 33% of breastfed babies are jaundiced in early life. Fortunately, the majority of these self-resolve and have no sinister underlying cause. But how do…

How to draw a Genogram

Cite this article as: Bakhsh, D. How to draw a Genogram, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17132As a Student Doctor at the University of Queensland, I was offered the opportunity to shadow the Adolescent Team at The Child and Youth Mental Health Service (or CYMHS) at the Queensland Children’s Hospital. This was an amazing…

Stabbings in kids – when and where?

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Stabbings in kids – when and where?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17240You cannot have missed the UK media stories about the increase in stabbings in young people; and the data from hospitals in London supports this. This week saw the publication of an article in BMJ…

DFTB go to the Harbour

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. DFTB go to the Harbour, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.16727This week the DFTB team have been invited to run a conference within a conference in Sydney. Resus @ the Harbour is a multidisciplinary resuscitation conference combining powerful patient stories with cutting edge care – just the…