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General Awareness

The core job when you reach for general anaesthesia is to provide a general lack of awareness. So what about when it doesn’t work? The person making the coffee sort of has to make the coffee right. I’m pretty sure newsreaders serve the primary function of reading the words about the news. Near as I can […]

via When the GA doesn’t do the job – Awareness and Kids — Songs or Stories

Dr Andrew Weatherall was asked to do a talk

Dr Andrew Weatherall was asked to do a talk covering things from the parent’s perspective when it’s time for bad news. Here is the bibliography. Although often I’d produce the whole talk as a post, I think the crew at Don’t Forget the Bubbles are planning on releasing a recorded version of the talk at some point, […]

via The Tough Talk – The Parent’s Side of a Difficult Conversation — Songs or Stories

Just a little prick

Putting a cannula in kids can be… well, an experience. Dr Andrew Weatherall has a collection of tips and tricks that might just be useful. Cannulas. Little people. Not always a match made in heaven. At the joint I work doing kids’ anaesthesia, we often note that they are the great leveller because it […]

via Just a Prick – Things that Might Just Work with Kids IVs — The Collective

Reboot kids RSI

Respect for the classics doesn’t mean being stuck with them. Here’s a refresher on why you might not want to do RSI like they used to by Dr Andrew Weatherall. This one is a cross post picked up from the paeds anaesthesia site he chips in on, http://www.songsorstories.com Everything in medicine needs the occasional reboot. I mean […]

via Old School/New School – Updating Classic RSI — The Collective

Paediatric intubation

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 […]

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

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…

via Two Tribes? — Don’t Forget the Bubbles

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…

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

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 […]

via Slaying Different Dragons – A Quest — Songs or Stories

Life can be cruel — Don’t Forget the Bubbles

This article was posted with the support of Shosh and Jonny. If you have any information about treatment options, anywhere in the world, then please contact tesssardavis@me.com. Life can be cruel. We see it all the time in our clinical practice but when it moves into our personal sphere then our perspective changes. Eve* is the…

via Life can be cruel — Don’t Forget the Bubbles

The Needle… Or The Damage Done — Don’t Forget the Bubbles

Paediatric critical procedures are rare in the emergency department. Data from one Victorian network showed that 83% of emergency physicians had not performed one in a twelve month period. We also know from audit data that we seem to have a lower first pass success rate (around 78%) when it comes to paediatric intubation. We…

via The Needle… Or The Damage Done — Don’t Forget the Bubbles

Different Tablets and the Art of Distraction — Songs or Stories

Most of us in medicine like the idea that there is a bit of art to what we do. For the paediatric anaesthetist, the induction space is one of the top examples. Andrew Weatherall has a collection of thoughts around distraction at induction time. If you’re the sort of nerd who follows anaesthesia news, you […]

via Different Tablets and the Art of Distraction — Songs or Stories

Making Intubation Baby Friendly – #FOAMEd article for only 24hrs!

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Filling the Gap — Songs or Stories

Everyone’s got a theory about what to do in the CICO emergency. Unless the CICO situation is all about kids. Andrew Weatherall goes through a recent review on this arising from the kids’ hospital in Melbourne. If you’ve spent a bit of time online you would have noticed a phenomenon that isn’t particular to medical types but […]

via Filling the Gap — Songs or Stories