Concussion

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Concussion, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/podcast-of-the-week-concussion/This week’s Podcast of the Week is from the SGEM – another great interview with Anthony Crocco. Ken Milne and Anthony Crocco discuss paediatric concussion. How long should patients rest up at home before returning to their normal activities? And can IV hypertonic saline…

Other Causes

Cite this article as: Forbes, E. Other Causes, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6622We’ve already consider reflex causes and cardiac causes of syncope. Here’s a few others that don’t fit neatly into either category…

Syncope ECGs

Cite this article as: Forbes, E. Syncope ECGs, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6615In the previous post we learnt that although cardiac syncope is rare, it is potentially fatal. It is, therefore, essential that we know how to recognise ECGs that identify the cause of cardiac syncope. Here we discuss some of the…

Cardiac Syncope

Cite this article as: Forbes, E. Cardiac Syncope, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6610Cardiac syncope is extremely rare but potentially fatal. 24% incidence in subsequent cardiac arrest – 10 Australian youths die suddenly every week due to SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome). These deaths are rare, but preventable. We see a lot more cases with warning symptoms…

Reflex Syncope

Cite this article as: Forbes, E. Reflex Syncope, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6612Neurally mediated syncope is a heterogenous group of autonomic disorders resulting in orthostatic intolerance. It peaks in toddlers and adolescents. There are two main groups – reflex and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (or autonomic failure). In this post, we will discuss…

What is syncope?

Cite this article as: Auld, B. What is syncope?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6628A worried couple bring in their 7 yr old boy (Tom) to your ED after he suddenly lost consciousness at the school athletics carnival.

ILCOR’s draft guidelines

Cite this article as: Lawton, B. ILCOR’s draft guidelines, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6604On October 15th This year ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) will publish its updated recommendations in Circulation. ILCOR’s guidance is currently available in draft form at https://volunteer.heart.org/apps/pico/Pages/default.aspx where public comment is invited.

ED board bingo

Cite this article as: Roland, D. ED board bingo, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6558Anyone who works in the Emergency Medicine is likely to be used to an ED ‘board’ or screen displaying all the patients in the department. This contains information such as name, age, triage category etc. It often has a…

Knee X-rays

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Knee X-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.64711.  Know your knee anatomy See the the anatomical landmarks on the diagrams below.   Remember that the knees of younger children will look different, as the patella forms, and the ossification centres form.   2. Look for an effusion…

Neonatal Resuscitation

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Neonatal Resuscitation, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6477Whilst the internet is wonderful if you want to look up some obscure aspect of medicine there are some things you just have to know.  I gave this talk to our local group of registrars and in the spirit of…

From Cradle to the Grave – ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting 2014

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. From Cradle to the Grave – ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting 2014, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6476This years Australasian College of Emergency Medicine Annual scientific meeting in Melbourne has attracted over 900 delegates from all over the world. With an overarching theme of “Back to the Future”…