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Posts from the ‘children’ Category

An introduction to mechanical ventilation of the critically ill child

A Weight on the Chest – Anterior Mediastinal Mass — Songs or Stories

There are a few conditions which make the most experienced paeds anaesthetists take a deep breath in. Anterior mediastinal mass is right up there. Here’s a quick trawl through stuff that’s out there by Andrew Weatherall. Imagine this patient. They are 7 years old. They’ve turned up to the emergency department with fevers. Quite high fevers and […]

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Two Tribes? — Don’t Forget the Bubbles

Setting up a conference can be a challenge. When you have a product that you want to to market you have to first know your target audience. We have a broad readership at Don’t Forget The Bubbles and so defining our target audience has been a particular challenge. Readers will know that we aim to…

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The program for DFTB17 is live! — Don’t Forget the Bubbles

The DFTB team have been working very hard, along with the rest of the organising committee, to put together a great program for DFTB17. And now you can see it for yourself. View the DFTB17 Program DFTB17 is a brand new acute paediatric conference. It will cover cutting-edge research and insight into paediatric…

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Slaying Different Dragons – A Quest — Songs or Stories

A little while ago Dr Andrew Weatherall was asked to give a talk on the difficult paediatric airway. The audience was a variety of emergency medicine doctors, nursing staff and allied health staff. He decided to try something dopey – audience participation. It wasn’t recorded so here’s the written version where the aim is to capture how […]

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Peds Pearls “The Book” giveaway competition

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How full can the balloon be?

Ultrasound. Is there anything it can’t do? Well, yes. Lots of things although gastric ultrasound is supposed to be one of the things it does do. Andrew Weatherall has a bit on ultrasounds, guts and the real question: when should we worry about aspiration?  I’d like to think I’m pretty welcoming of technology. I am […]

http://songsorstories.com/2016/03/21/how-full-can-the-balloon-be/

The Dangerous Little Details

A new bit of research is out looking at paediatric intubation in the prehospital and retrieval setting. Picking it up and turning it this way, that way and all around, here’s Dr Andrew Weatherall.  Advanced prehospital practitioners that I’ve met have some pretty common traits. They are pretty comfortable around things that other people might find […]

http://careflightcollective.com/2016/03/13/the-little-details/

Animal Wrangling

If you are talking about things which don’t have a huge amount of evidence but need an answer you try to achieve consensus. Here’s a little thing from Andrew Weatherall (@AndyDW_) on a recent animal wrangling publication on paediatric regional anaesthetic hot topics.  Creative people can be inspirational. They can be irritating. They can astonish and […]

http://songsorstories.com/2015/12/14/animal-wrangling/

PHARM Christmas 2015 Competition!

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Quality Metrics in Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care Transport: A National Delphi Project.

Quality Metrics in Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care Transport: A National Delphi Project.

Summers Past – A Look Back at Drowning Cases

A quick post on a recent paper from one of the authors, Andrew Weatherall. You can get the full text over here and it might be worth having a quick look at a quick review of a study from the Netherlands that Alan Garner did previously.  Every summer, for too many summers, prehospital teams at CareFlight […]

http://careflightcollective.com/2015/11/14/summers-past-a-look-back-at-drowning-cases/

The Podcast Ep 1 – TIVA in Kids

OK. So we would like there to be more than one way this site interacts with the big wide world of people providing perioperative care (and sometimes just critical care) for kids. So here’s a go at a podcast. Before getting into it, there are some standard “I’m a rookie” podcast apologies to make: This […]

http://songsorstories.com/2015/10/25/the-podcast-ep-1-tiva-in-kids/

Paediatric Pain and Sedation – Tips to Change Your Practice from #EuSEM15

Blog post version of Natalie May’s talk from #EuSEM15 on paediatric pain and sedation in the emergency department with tips to change your practice.

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Fluids and Kids: What Now?

Kath Maitland, the author of the FEAST study, talks about where we go now with fluids in kids, following FEAST

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