Preventing Poisonings in the Home

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Rotella, J. Preventing Poisonings in the Home, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:

You’ve just seen a young lady who managed to swallow a tablet out of Grandma’s handbag, whilst she was over for a visit. Luckily, it was a 20 mg esomeprazole tablet so she’s going to be ok. You go in and reassure her worried family that nothing further will occur. Feeling your job is done,…

Blue Ringed Octopus

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Tagg, A. Blue Ringed Octopus, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:

One of the highlights of the holiday season, here in Australia, is being able to go to the beach (please don’t try this in the north). Victoria is one of the safer states when it comes to dangerous critters but the local news has reported sightings of another of the ‘world’s deadliest creatures’ at my…

Munchausen by Proxy : Fabricated & Induced Illness

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Goldstein, H. Munchausen by Proxy : Fabricated & Induced Illness, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:

I recently attended a superbly insightful presentation by Dr Sue Wilson, the psychiatrist for our Consultation Liaison team here at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. Some years ago, I was involved with a case of FII / Munchausen’s syndrome by Proxy, and – as is often the case – the case continues to resonate and evoke…

DFTB in Dublin – the Workshops

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Tagg, A. DFTB in Dublin – the Workshops, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:

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…

Paracetamol poisoning in children

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Tagg, A. Paracetamol poisoning in children, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at:

Earlier this month the MJA published the latest consensus guidelines for the management of paracetamol (acetominophen) poisoning.  Whilst there is very little that is new for those of us used to dealing with this problem in adults, the document now makes some recommendations regarding the management of paracetamol overdose in children.

Spider Bites

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Tagg, A. Spider Bites, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:

6 year old Charlotte is carried into  your emergency department by her father. She had been helping him tidy up the garage and she thought she had scratched herself on an old box of toys.  An hour later she was inconsolable and refusing to walk. Bottom line Redback spider bites, though painful, don’t kill you….

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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4 year old Mariska is brought in by ambulance with her mother after being rescued from a house fire.  Neither appear to have sustained any significant injuries as they were woken by the screech of the smoke detector but your resident is worried about possible carbon monoxide poisoning and wants to do an arterial blood…

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