Pulse oximetry

When a case is presented you probably like to assume aime things are a given – that capillary refill time is a universal constant no matter who performs it, or that the way one person measures the respiratory rate is the same as the next. I’m always a little intrigued as to how things are…

Non-specific symptoms in the emergency department

Non-specific symptoms in the emergency department are common: headache, vomiting, lethargy, blurred vision…but do you include a brain tumour in your differential? Are you confident in spotting the signs and symptoms of brain tumour? Are you asking the right questions to know when to reassure, review or refer your patient? Cite this article as: Shan,…

The Internet and Education

This talk was recorded live at DFTB17 in Brisbane. Watch out for more talks from our inaugural conference in the coming weeks. Cite this article as: DFTB, T. The Internet and Education, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.12822

How to be… a twitter moderator

The email comes from a wonderful conference organizer, lets call her, for example, Tessa, “Dear X, would you be interested in being a Twitter moderator for a session at our upcoming conference?”  The idea appeals, but you actually have no idea how it’s done. Google is not much help, but there’s been an amazing conference…

Alarm fatigue

It is easy to be bamboozled by the amazing technology we have at our fingertips – portable monitors, ultrasound machines, tricorders – but you only really need to know one button. It’s that one we all instinctively reach for before have even assessed the patient. It’s the big button marked “Silence“. Cite this article as: Tagg,…

Screen Queens

Life as a parent can be tough – early mornings, convincing your child to eat, having time for yourself. Sometimes you just need five minutes to think.  So what do you do – thrust your mobile device in front of your 3 year old?  Today we explore some of the good, bad and ugly concerns…

smartphone distraction

Are smartphones too much of a distraction for doctors?

It’s clear that smartphones have much to offer doctors. Up to date information on best management practice; help with dosing calculations; access to recent journal articles; and even communicating with doctors in other specialties or other hospitals for patient care. Cite this article as: Davis, T. Are smartphones too much of a distraction for doctors?,…

How to make an online teaching feedback form

Education and training is a key pillar of clinical governance. It is important both to keep our own training up to date and also to take part in the teaching of others. This is one of the main reasons we have chosen to become involved in FOAM (Free Open Access Medical Education). Cite this article as:…

Evernote

A free suite of archiving and note taking tools useful for busy doctors Cite this article as: Leighton, S. Evernote, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/tech-evernote/

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