Hypertension

Cite this article as: Reynolds, B. Hypertension, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3011 A 3 year old attends the ED with a vomiting illness.  Routine observations include a blood pressure measured consistently as 125/80. Should you ignore it?

Head injury – who to scan?

Cite this article as: Ings, A. Head injury – who to scan?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4582 Kids come into emergency EVERY day with head injury. In many cases imaging decisions are simple. Especially when the child rolled off the bed, cried straight away & is now tearing up the ED – BUT…

How many white cells v red cells do we allow in CSF?

Cite this article as: Davis, T. How many white cells v red cells do we allow in CSF?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4722Unless your skills are tip top, the chances are that you will have had a traumatic tap before (studies suggest up to 40% of lumbar punctures). Blood in the CSF on…

Understanding ankle injuries

Cite this article as: Yamamoto, L. Understanding ankle injuries, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/understanding-ankle-injuries/A 15 year old male presents to the Emergency Department one day after sustaining a “twisting” injury to his left ankle while playing soccer. The patient claims to have sustained a “twisted ankle” while he was running towards the…

Finger Tips

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Finger Tips, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.42874 year old Dudley is brought into your emergency department by his hysterical mother. In between breathless sobs she tells you how she accidentally slammed the car door shut on his hand.  She is convinced he has lost a finger…

Status epilepticus

Cite this article as: Partyka, C. Status epilepticus, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4690 The batphone rings at 5am. You are given a 5 minute ‘heads up’ by paramedics regarding a 3 year old child they are rushing to you with lights & sirens. She has a history of seizure disorder and has…