Crash course in tracheostomies

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Crash course in tracheostomies, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.13864It’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…

Cotton buds

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Cotton buds, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11951Every now and then an article comes along that reminds me that some of the old wives tales are true. This is one of them…

Ears looking at you, kid

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Ears looking at you, kid, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10936Earache is a leading cause of grumpiness in children.  A recent paper in the New England Journal of Medicine has suggested that a 10 day course of antibiotics is more effective than a 5 day course in treating…

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…

ENT Part 2: who nose?

Cite this article as: Davis, T. ENT Part 2: who nose?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7667Here is the second part in our three part ENT series looking at recognition and management of common paediatric ENT conditions.This series is based on a presentation by Rahul Santram, adapted by Tessa Davis, and checked by our resident…

ENT Part 1: a word in your ear

Cite this article as: Davis, T. ENT Part 1: a word in your ear, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7649 Here is the first part in our three part ENT series looking at recognition and management of common paediatric ENT conditions.This series is based on a presentation by Rahul Santram , adapted by Tessa…

How can we rule out epiglottitis?

Cite this article as: Yamamoto, L. How can we rule out epiglottitis?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/rule-out-epiglottitis/A 2 year old boy is brought to the emergency department at 2:30 a.m. complaining of throat pain, not drinking, drooling, difficulty swallowing, coughing, nasal congestion, and fever.

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