Media coverage of the Bushfires is inescapable at the moment, not just in Australia but globally. With such emotive images and reports readily accessible how do we help parents and each other discuss this and other distressing events with children. We spoke to Liz Crowe, a clinical social worker based in the Intensive Care setting in Queensland about these difficult issues. Liz is an internationally renowned speaker on paediatric loss, grief, crisis and bereavement work and the podcast offers fantastic practical advice on supporting children at times of trauma and stress.
Stuart Dalziel is a professor of paediatric emergency medicine in Tāmaki-makau-rau (Auckland), the director of research at Starship Hospital. He is a past chair of PREDICT and current chair of PERN. It is in this role that he spoke at DFTB19.
The DFTB team are passionate about creating networks to drive change and by combining research outputs PERN looks to foster research networks to answer many of the questions we have. As well as including the global community it is important to recognise that whilst most of the research output is provided by tertiary children’s hospitals the vast majority of children present to our smaller units. The research we do has to reflect that.
If your New Year resolution is to get more involved in research you cannot afford to miss our first podcast of 2020! We talk to Dr Meriel Tolhurst-Cleaver about her research project into the management of periorbital cellulitis in the ED – the first trainee-led PERUKI project – and get top tips on how to set up and complete a unique research proposal from scratch. Probably the most useful and instructive 20 minutes you’ll spend this week..
Simon Carley is a consultant in Emergency Medicine working in adult and paediatric emergency and trauma centres in one of the busiest hospitals in Manchester, England. He is also the founder of the excellent St Emlyn’s website.
You are working in the Emergency Department and the standby phone rings…Professor Carley takes us on a journey in reviewing the process of desensitization in medical training, and challenges us to take control of our emotions, our team and the environment when things don’t go as expected. When plans A, B and C don’t work, what can we do next?
He also reminds us that what is a potentially awesome day for us is most definitely not a great day for our patients.
During the festive season we all like games, right? So how about a game with a PEM twist? Let Drs Dani Hall, Rachael Mitchell and Sarah Davies take you on a PEM “Choose Your Own Adventure” to make your next presentation truly memorable.
Jane Munro is the Head of Rheumatology at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. It turns out that we all struggle with the same thing in rheumatology. It also turns out that, like paediatric dermatology, it’s not just all about the steroids. In that first or even that third encounter, it is all about history, history, history not a raft of blood tests.