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…

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…

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….

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