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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…

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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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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…

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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 […]

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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 […]

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PHARM Podcast 142 Neonatal and Paediatric Retrieval with Dr Hazel Talbot

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smaccMINI summary: Paediatric Critical Care Workshop for non-paediatricians — #badEM

Tweet Good day badEM followers.. as you know @craigwylie & myself (@kat__evans) are at #smaccDUB in Ireland. I attended smaccMINI whilst Craig was attending smaccFORCE (prehospital workshop – his summary to follow in the days to come) I am going to attempt to summarise learning points from rough notes [& personal musings] from smaccMINI that would…

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