Peripheral Vasoactive Drugs

This month‚Äôs Podcast of the Month is from paediatricemergencies.com. In a 30 minute podcast aimed at the non-intensivist, Chris Flannigan (Paeds ICU Royal Belfast Hospital) discusses ‚Äėpush dose pressors‚Äô and peripheral adrenaline infusions. He presents a simple and quick approach to the crashing kid on the ward who doesn‚Äôt have central access and isn‚Äôt responding…

DFTB in Dublin – the Workshops

Having braved international flights half of the team from DFTB (Andy and Henry) have made it to SMACCDub. For those of you not in the know the Social Media And Critical Care conference is in it’s fourth year now and partly inspired us to start Don’t Forget The Bubbles. ¬†Although the editors regularly chat online…

Sedation for transport

One of your colleagues, Andy, has been lucky enough to grab a ticket to a prestigious international conference to be held in Dublin. He is thinking about taking his children but wonders how to keep them happy on the long international flight. He wonders if you have any tricks up your sleeve for keeping children…

PAC conference – Long on High Flow Oxygen Therapy

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 conferences, then now’s your chance to catch up. The¬†PAC Conference¬†is run each year by¬†APLS¬†and consists of presentations on a range of topics relevant to paediatric acute…

Topical anaesthetic creams

Six 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 be a painful and traumatic experience and are keen to make it as stress-free as possible….

Kids in cars

The mercury on the outside thermometer is inching past 40oC for the third day in a row and for once you are grateful to be in the cool, air-conditioned emergency department. ¬†The emergency phone snaps you back into alertness. The paramedics are bringing in a toddler that has been liberated from the back of a…

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