Taking your trauma team to the next level: Anna Dobbie at DFTB19

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Team DFTB. Taking your trauma team to the next level: Anna Dobbie at DFTB19, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2020. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.22066

Anna Dobbie works in HEMS, PEM, and Adult ED and is a badass at all of them. She is the person you’d want leading your trauma team. Want to be just a little more like Anna? Then watch her talk and find out how to step up.

As we are so fond of saying, “You set the tone.” That first two minutes of any resus is critical – and not just because of the decisions you make. If you can appear calm and in control, your teams’ actions will reflect that. Running every trauma call the same allows for cognitive off-loading as some behaviours become automatic. Whether they are ‘real’ calls or not so serious ones the team is expected to act the same either way.

 

 
 
DoodleMedicine sketch by @char_durand 
 

This talk was recorded live at DFTB19 in London, England. With the theme of  “The Journey” we wanted to consider the journeys our patients and their families go on, both metaphorical and literal. DFTB20 will be held in Brisbane, Australia.

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Tim Horeczko: Towards A Calmer Resus at DFTB17

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Team DFTB. Tim Horeczko: Towards A Calmer Resus at DFTB17, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.16235

This talk was recorded live during the final plenary session of DFTB17 in Brisbane. If you missed out in 2017 then you can check out our YouTube channel to watch any of the talks.

The ideal paediatric resuscitation

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Ben Lawton. The ideal paediatric resuscitation, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11246

The first few minutes of a paediatric resuscitation are intimidating and crucial. Every basic life support update we do drills the DRSABCD mnemonic.

Test yourself - What does DRSABCD stand for?

D – Danger – put on some PPE and think situational awareness.

R – Response – pinch the child’s trapezius while asking them to open their eyes..

S – Shout/Send for help – what is the number to call in your hospital?

A – Airway – open it and look for obstructions

B – Breathing – 2 rescue breaths

C – Compressions – 2:15 ratio with breaths, rate 100-120/min, depth 1/3 of the chest. N.B the two thumb technique is recommended in the current guidelines

D – Défibrillation – 4js/kg, manual defib if you have one, AED with attenuated leads next best, standard AED if no alternative.

The team from Princess Margaret in Perth have made this excellent video of what it ought to look like. Enjoy.

If you want to be able to run a calmer resuscitation come and listen to Tim Horeczko of the Pediatric Emergency Playbook at DFTB17

Or Not…

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Andrew Tagg. Or Not…, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10499

With an impending new arrival I was excited about the educational opportunities that would arise.  I’d read up my fetal physiology and was eagerly awaiting the chance to write a series of posts on what normal babies do.  I had planned to take pictures of meconium filled nappies and film normal neonatal reflexes. I’d made a little list of the things I really wanted to capture. But things don’t always turn out the way you expect them to.

Craig on Resuscitation and Drugs

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Tagg, A. Craig on Resuscitation and Drugs, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/pac-conference-craig-on-resuscitation-and-drugs/

We have teamed up with APLS to share the videos from their Paediatric Acute Care Conferences. These videos have never been open access before, so if you weren’t able to attend the conferences, then now’s your chance to catch up.

The PAC Conference is run each year by APLS and consists of presentations on a range of topics relevant to paediatric acute and critical care.