IO, IO – It’s off to work we go!

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. IO, IO – It’s off to work we go!, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7843Intraosseous access is one of those skills that is rarely used but can be a lifesaver. In the critically ill child IV access can be challenging. It is easy to get tunnel vision…

PAC Conference – Pflaumer on Sudden Death in the young

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. PAC Conference – Pflaumer on Sudden Death in the young, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/pac-conference-pflaumer-on-sudden-death-in-the-young/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…

Pro tips for LPs in kids

Cite this article as: Lawton, B. Pro tips for LPs in kids, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7969Though less commonly performed than it used to be, the lumbar puncture remains a key skill to master for anyone practising acute paediatrics. December’s Archives of Disease in Childhood Education and Practice contains an excellent paper…

Trampoline injuries

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Trampoline injuries, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.79544 year old Calvin received the best Christmas present ever – a trampoline of his very own! After spending the morning bouncing with his older brother, Iggy, he started to complain of pain in his left knee.  The trampoline was…

The Crying Game

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. The Crying Game, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7837Pain in children is often under-recognised and under-treated. This is the screencast of the talk I gave at the recent Emergency Registrars Regional Conference held at Sunshine Hospital in Melbourne.

Inhaled foreign bodies

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Inhaled foreign bodies, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7889Two year old Joseph and four year old Jacques are visiting your emergency department today. Jacques has been miserable and pulling at his right ear. His parents are concerned that he may have another ear infection, his fifth this…

Topical anaesthetic creams

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Topical anaesthetic creams, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7762Six year old Angela comes into your department with a three day history of diarrhoea and vomiting. You determine that she needs cannulation both to assess her renal function and to begin treatment. You know that cannulating children can…

ILCOR 2015 – paediatric summary

Cite this article as: Towers, A. ILCOR 2015 – paediatric summary, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7723The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) is a collaboration between resuscitation groups worldwide. Every few years, they do an enormous evidence based review of resuscitation science which informs resuscitation guidelines all over the world. The 2015…

Update on asthma management

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Update on asthma management, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7702The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne have released an update on their asthma management. There are some great points here around the use of steroids and planning for discharge. Thanks to Mike Starr and RCH for allowing us…

Langcake on limb-threatening injuries

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Langcake on limb-threatening injuries, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/pac-conference-langcake-on-limb-threatening-injuries/The DFTB team are really excited to announce an upcoming video series…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…

Paracetamol poisoning in children

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Paracetamol poisoning in children, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7530Earlier this month the MJA published the latest consensus guidelines for the management of paracetamol (acetominophen) poisoning.  Whilst there is very little that is new for those of us used to dealing with this problem in adults, the…