Focus on PEM POCUS

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Snelling, C. Focus on PEM POCUS, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15772

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a disruptive technology that has the potential to change the standard way children are evaluated and managed, particularly in the paediatric emergency medicine (PEM) department.  POCUS is a complex skill that needs to be broken down into bite sized components and the aim of this new DFTB series will give you…

Mandible x-rays

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Davis, T. Mandible x-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10597

An orthopantomogram (OPG) is a good view to demonstrate most mandibular fractures.   A PA mandible shows the displacement of fractures. It also demonstrates symphysis menti fractures which can be missed on the OPG. If an OPG cannot be obtained, a lateral view can be helpful. The body and ramus can be viewed along with…

Can you see what I see?

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Tagg, A. Can you see what I see?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10302

When it comes to imaging children we are all about the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) approach. One of the best ways to do this is not to use radiation at all. Unfortunately not all of us can be Casey Parker, and so we might need some help with our ultrasound skills.

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…

Through the looking glass

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Tagg, A. Through the looking glass, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9685

As we head out winter in the southern hemisphere the northern hemisphere can see that ‘Winter is Coming’ and with it the scourge of the paediatric emergency departments – bronchiolitis.  It’s one of those diseases that the we should all be able to spot but the real challenge is picking up those that present as…

Sedation for transport

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Tagg, A. Sedation for transport, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8397

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…

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…

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…

SonoKids Pneumonia

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Davis, T. SonoKids Pneumonia, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6310

This week’s vodcast is a great new series by SonoKids. Kasia Hampton gives us a crash course in diagnosing pneumonia using ultrasonography. In this vodcast that is less than ten minutes long, Kasia covers all the basics. It starts with an overview of the normal lung anatomy as seen on ultrasound and continues right through to…

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