Save the Date – DFTB18

We couldn’t just stop after one conference, could we? Next year we will be swapping the glamour of Brisvegas for the coffee capital of Australia, Melbourne. With a day dedicated to some fantastic pre-conference workshops, it’s going to be an event not to be missed so save the date.     Bookmark www.dftb18.com and keep…

Non-blanching rashes

One of my first experiences of clinical research was in my first PEM job (depressingly, in the last century). This was work in what became known locally as ‘The Spotty Rash’ trial. A child would present with a non-blanching rash, I would heave a deep sigh and go and assess them before measuring EVERY SINGLE…

Trust me, I’m a GP

Here at DFTB we are keen to promote a culture that breaks down the silos of who can do what. We all care about one thing, above all else, the wellbeing of the children we treat. Working in a hospital environment sometimes gives us a skewed view of illness. Just like every neurosurgeon that sees…

Peripheral Vasoactive Drugs

This month’s Podcast of the Month is from paediatricemergencies.com. In a 30 minute podcast aimed at the non-intensivist, Chris Flannigan (Paeds ICU Royal Belfast Hospital) discusses ‘push dose pressors’ and peripheral adrenaline infusions. He presents a simple and quick approach to the crashing kid on the ward who doesn’t have central access and isn’t responding…