Prepare for transport: Costas Kanaris at DFTB19

Costas Kanaris is a paediatric intensivist working in Manchester. He is also internet-famous for his challenging #fridayquiz in which he presents a case, drip-feeding information, as the Twitter audience figure out the diagnosis and the best way to treat the patient in front of them.

The DFTB Podcast – World Down Syndrome Day

To mark the 21st of March as World Down Syndrome Day we spoke to Dr Elizabeth Herrieven, an EM/PEM Consultant based in Hull about her top tips for triaging and treating children with Down syndrome through her experiences both as a professional and as a parent.  

Communicating with children with additional needs: Liz Herrieven at DFTB19

Communication is vitally important in so much we do as clinicians.  Without good communication we can’t hope to get a decent history, properly examine our patient, explain what we think is going on or ensure appropriate management. People with learning disabilities, autism and other additional needs often have difficulties with communication.  Adults and children (from…

The DFTB Podcast Extra: Coronavirus and Children

In this special podcast edition we talk to Paediatric Infectious Diseases clinical research fellow Dr Alasdair Munro about what we know so far about COVID-19 and children. This podcast is correct at time of recording and focuses on experiences so far in the UK and what we know globally. This talk is based on the…

Managing cough: Adam Jaffe at DFTB19

Adam is a respiratory physician at Sydney Children’s Hospital. He spoke about all things wheezy in Melbourne for DFTB18.  In this talk from our London conference, he deals with that bane of parents’ lives – the coughing child.

The DFTB Podcast – Antibiotic Myth Busting

Antibiotics. I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of giving a child in our department a course of antibiotics “just in case”. After all, what harm can it do? In this week’s podcast we talk to Dr Alasdair Munro, a Clinical Research Fellow in Paediatric Infectious Diseases about this and much more as we go antibiotic…