Fasting guidelines

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Tagg, A. Fasting guidelines, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.14046

Some things in emergency medicine go together like peanut butter and chocolate – take monkey bars and supracondylar fractures, for example. Jack fell off the monkey bars after school and has an obviously deformed arm. With the help of some inhaled methoxyflurane and intranasal fentanyl, he has been placed in an above elbow backslab and…

Ankle x-rays

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Davis, T. Ankle x-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9992

The ankle consists of three bones – the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The ankle also consist of two joints – the ankle joint (where the tibia, fibula and talus meet) and the syndesmosis joint (the joint between the tibia and fibula which is help together by ligaments). There are three main sets of…

DFTB in EMA #5 – Sticks and stones may break some bones

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Tagg, A. DFTB in EMA #5 – Sticks and stones may break some bones, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8055

This month in the EMA the DFTB team look at how we might treat a simple forearm fracture. “Up to a quarter of the paediatric population of the UK present to an ED annually with a large number being due to falls. High-risk activities such as scooter riding, climbing on monkey bars and backyard trampolines…

Langcake on limb-threatening injuries

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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 weren’t able to attend the conferences, then now’s your chance to catch up. The PAC Conference is…

Knee X-rays

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Davis, T. Knee X-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6471

1.  Know your knee anatomy See the the anatomical landmarks on the diagrams below.   Remember that the knees of younger children will look different, as the patella forms, and the ossification centres form.   2. Look for an effusion There are two fat pads in the knee the suprapatellar fat pad the prefemoral fat…

CRITOE Quick Quiz

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Davis, T. CRITOE Quick Quiz, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4507

This quick quiz is to test your CRITOE knowledge. See this post for how to interpret an elbow x-ray. Click on the image to see them in full size…   Q1: What age is this child? Q2: What is the abnormality in the XR of this child who sustained a fall onto the lateral aspect…

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