Langcake on limb-threatening injuries

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Langcake on limb-threatening injuries, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/pac-conference-langcake-on-limb-threatening-injuries/The DFTB team are really excited to announce an upcoming video series…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…

Williams on Emerging Viral Infections

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Williams on Emerging Viral Infections, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/apls-pac-williams/The DFTB team are really excited to announce an upcoming video series…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…

Kids in cars

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Kids in cars, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5062The 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….

Asthma – ventilation strategies

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Asthma – ventilation strategies, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.2816 In spite of your best medical management, the 9 year old severe asthmatic that you have been medically managing continues to deteriorate.  People are starting to mention ventilation.  Is doesn’t seem like a great idea….

Asthma – medical management

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Asthma – medical management, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.2815 A 9 year old boy is rushed into ED with what is clearly a severe exacerbation of his asthma. His sats are 80%, his RR is 60-70 and he is not looking great. You can hear some…

Traumatic brain injury - helmet

Traumatic brain injury

Cite this article as: Bartlett, A. Traumatic brain injury, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3381 An 8 year old boy is rushed into ED following a fall from a fourth story window.  He landed on concrete and has obvious signs of external damage to his skull and a GCS of 5. He’s clearly…

Inotropes and vasodilators

Cite this article as: Anders, M. Inotropes and vasodilators, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3934Vasodilators: Decreasing the pressures against which the heart works (systemic and pulmonary afterload); decreasing the work of the heart hence myocardial O2 demand. Usual indications for vasodilator therapy are: systemic vasodilation (LV afterload reduction), pulmonary vasodilatation (RV afterload reduction),…

Therapeutic hypothermia - ice

Therapeutic hypothermia

Cite this article as: Ings, A. Therapeutic hypothermia, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3048 A 4 year old girl presents to ED in cardiac arrest. After a dramatic resus, you and the team were able to bring her back but she remains unconscious.

Haemofiltration and dialysis

Cite this article as: Anders, M. Haemofiltration and dialysis, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3735Indications: Correction of water overload To remove larger quantities of water from the body than the kidney is able to achieve in order to enable the administration of therapeutic fluids such as parenteral nutrition To remove excess electrolytes Correction…

Renal Failure

Cite this article as: Anders, M. Renal Failure, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3719Definition: acute kidney injury (AKI) is failure of the kidneys to regulate electrolyte, acid-base and fluid homeostasis adequately with concomitant reduction in glomerular filtration rate (GFR). pRIFLE (paediatric Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, End-Stage Criteria). Chronic renal failure: hyperfiltration, estimated creatinine clearance <75 ml/min/1.73m2 , hypertension,…