In this week’s DFTB podcast we talk to Dr Amy Plint, Faculty Medicine Research Chair in PEM at the University of Ottawa about adverse events following attendance in the paediatric emergency department. Dr Plint, who is a former chair of PERC, discusses her paper from BMJ Quality and Safety on the subject and highlights lessons on preventing adverse events for all of us. The paper is available open access here: https://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/early/2020/04/28/bmjqs-2019-010055.info
This podcast will change your working life!
We speak to Dan Wadsworth, co-founder of the social movement ’15 seconds 30 minutes’, about how small changes can make huge differences and bring joy back to the workplace.
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 blog Alasdair wrote along with Dr Alison Boast for ‘Don’t Forget The Bubbles’ which can be found here:
In our first podcast produced by the team at ‘2 Paeds In A Pod’ in conjunction with the Archives of Disease in Childhood, Education and Practice Edition, we talk to Dr Tom Waterfield about his co-authored paper on how to use the clinical signs of meningitis in children. The paper is the Editor’s Choice article in the February 2020 edition of ADC Education and Practice and can be found here: https://ep.bmj.com/content/105/1/46
Barnes, K. DFTB go to PEMFest18, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
Maybe you recognise the drill ……. you are tired, your frontline NHS job is tough, there is a list of jobs as long as your arm at home, you still need to book transport to attend this conference, and you’re not sure if work will provide any study funding. But you decide to go for it. You’re pretty sure there’ll be someone to sit with – but too late now. Within five minutes of arriving you are infected – the space has a buzz, the crowd has a buzz and there is great coffee and little mini muffins (an army marches on its stomach), and it only gets better from there.
Ian Lewins. LDH, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
Ian, I’ve done some ‘routine bloods’ and…” are the words most likely to induce an elevation in my blood pressure at work. I’m not alone in detesting the taking of ‘routine bloods’ – if the test you’re doing isn’t going to change your management then don’t do it.