POCUS: Russ Horowitz and Cian McDermott at DFTB19

Where would the world of paediatrics be without POCUS? We’d still be trying (and failing) to cannulate chubby toddlers by feel alone, we’d still be using radioactive waves to determine if the child in front of us has pneumonia and we wouldn’t have this eye-opening talk from Russ and Cian.

What’s your preferred BRUE?: Sarah McNab at DFTB19

Sarah McNab, Director of General Paediatrics at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, takes us through an interactive case of a child with an apparent, life-threatening event. At least that is what we used to call it. Is it a BRUE or is it something more serious? Should parents buy a home apnoea monitor? The…

Change the System, not the people: Neil Spenceley at DFTB19

Neil Spenceley is a paediatric intensivist and is the National Lead for Paediatric Patient Safety. This talk is packed with nuggets that will change the way you view the world in which you practice. Neil explains Safety 1 and Safety 2 thinking. The talk is wide-ranging and covers poor behaviours in healthcare both at a…

Being a NICU parent and a doctor: Jasmine Antoine at DFTB18

The neonatal world is different from the remainder of paediatrics; it is one of the most confronting places a paediatric trainee will work. From your first day you may be asked to intubate the smallest patient you have ever seen. The next may involve the unsuccessful resuscitation of a term infant. Many of us will…