Podcast: sepsis

This month’s Podcast of the Month is from the Intensive Care Network. In a 40 minute podcast Shree Basu and Marino Festa (Children’s Hospital Westmead PICU) discuss paediatric sepsis management in the intensive care setting. They cover epidemiology, evidence, diagnosis and management. There’s some handy clinical tips for the non-intensivist too. Is cap refill a…

Peripheral Vasoactive Drugs

This month’s 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 ‘push dose pressors’ and peripheral adrenaline infusions. He presents a simple and quick approach to the crashing kid on the ward who doesn’t have central access and isn’t responding…

Spotting severe sepsis sooner

With recent changes in the adult definitions of sepsis you may be wondering where that leaves those of us that look after sick children. The great researchers from the ANZICS CORE and PSG teams have tried to answer the question. Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Spotting severe sepsis sooner, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available…

Never Enough

As I transition into my new(-ish) role as an emergency physician in a department that sees only the occasional child I worry that my skills are becoming degraded. I am sure that I am not the only one. Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Never Enough, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11306

Asthma for Ambos

Tonight I had the privilege to talk to the team at the Werribee branch of Ambulance Victoria. I was given the brief to talk on something to do with paediatric respiratory problems and I thought I would focus on one of their most common presentations – asthma. Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Asthma for…

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…

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