Wilderness Myths: Justin Hensley at DFTB19

Justin Hensley – the man with one of the best-kept beards in medicine – was exceedingly kind and filled in at the eleventh hour when one of the speakers had to pull out. Accompanied on stage by the youngest PICU fellow at the conference – his son, Jack – he busted some wilderness myths for…

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.

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…