The Lightning Talks at DFTB19

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Team DFTB. The Lightning Talks at DFTB19, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2020. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.22628

We want to encourage a new generation of educators and so at DFTB19 Henry Goldstein invited a bright and enthusiastic group to the stage. Their challenge? To condense the findings of a key paper, chosen by Henry, into just seven minutes. How did they do? You can be the judge of that as you watch:-

Katie Barnes

Apgar V. A proposal for a new method of evaluation of the newborn. Classic Papers in Critical Care. 1952;32(449):97.

Ruth Bird

Curley A, Stanworth SJ, Willoughby K, Fustolo-Gunnink SF, Venkatesh V, Hudson C, Deary A, Hodge R, Hopkins V, Lopez Santamaria B, Mora A. Randomized trial of platelet-transfusion thresholds in neonates. New England Journal of Medicine. 2019 Jan 17;380(3):242-51.

Carrie Thomas

Kirpalani H, Whyte RK, Andersen C, Asztalos EV, Heddle N, Blajchman MA, Peliowski A, Rios A, LaCorte M, Connelly R, Barrington K. The Premature Infants in Need of Transfusion (PINT) study: a randomized, controlled trial of a restrictive (low) versus liberal (high) transfusion threshold for extremely low birth weight infants. The Journal of pediatrics. 2006 Sep 1;149(3):301-7.

Katie Nash

Kaufman, J., Tosif, S., Fitzpatrick, P., Donath, S., Hopper, S., Bryant, P. and Babl, F., 2016. Quick-Wee: A novel non-invasive urine collection method for infants in the emergency department. Paediatrics & Child Health21(5), p.E95.

Sarah Cave-McMullan

Goldenhar LM, Brady PW, Sutcliffe KM, Muething SE. Huddling for high reliability and situation awareness. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Nov 1;22(11):899-906.

Roisin Begley

Hibberd O, Nuttall D, Watson RE, Watkins WJ, Kemp AM, Maguire S. Childhood bruising distribution observed from eight mechanisms of unintentional injury. Archives of disease in childhood. 2017 Dec 1;102(12):1103-9.

Felix Hay

Cronin JJ, McCoy S, Kennedy U, an Fhailí SN, Wakai A, Hayden J, Crispino G, Barrett MJ, Walsh S, O’Sullivan R. A randomized trial of single-dose oral dexamethasone versus multidose prednisolone for acute exacerbations of asthma in children who attend the emergency department. Annals of emergency medicine. 2016 May 1;67(5):593-601.

Rebecca Paxton

Powell CV, Kolamunnage-Dona R, Lowe J, Boland A, Petrou S, Doull I, Hood K, Williamson PR, MAGNETIC study group. MAGNEsium Trial In Children (MAGNETIC): a randomised, placebo-controlled trial and economic evaluation of nebulised magnesium sulphate in acute severe asthma in children. Health Technology Assessment (Winchester, England). 2013 Oct;17(45):v.

Felicity Mitchell

Bradford S, Rickwood D. Young people’s views on electronic mental health assessment: Prefer to type than talk?. Journal of child and family studies. 2015 May 1;24(5):1213-21.

Keir Shiels

Hanahan D, Weinberg RA. The hallmarks of cancer. cell. 2000 Jan 7;100(1):57-70.

©Ian Summers

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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Victorian ACEM ASM 2017

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Andrew Tagg. Victorian ACEM ASM 2017, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.12901

This year I was asked to give not one, but two talks at the Victorian branch of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting. It takes place on the picturesque Mornington peninsula. With specific streams for doctors in training as well as fully fledged FACEMs I have tasked with providing a little bit of a paediatric update. This post will focus on the talk I am giving to the consultant stream.

Urine collection

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Andrew Tagg. Urine collection, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10888

Urine, the other amber nectar, is something we seem to want to check in nearly every unwell appearing child.  But what do you do if they just don’t want to go?  You’ve filled them up with icy poles or dilute apple juice and you are just waiting for a sample to be produced.  As a doctor (and as a parent) I have been urinated on (by children) more times than I dare to recall (in fact it happened to me just this morning) but how do we make sure we get a sample when we need it? With 4 hour targets to meet it’s worth considering any means of speeding up the process.