All posts by Natalie May

Dr. Natalie May, MBChB, MPHe, MSc, PGCert Medical Education, FRCEM, FACEM is section lead for paediatrics and medical education. She is an Editorial Board Member of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. She is a specialist in Emergency Medicine (Australia) and a Specialist in Emergency Medicine with Paediatric Emergency Medicine (UK). She works as Staff Specialist in Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine with the Ambulance Service of New South Wales (aka Sydney HEMS). She also works as aStaff Specialist, Emergency Medicine, St George Hospital (South Eastern Sydney Local Health District). Her research interests include medical education, particularly feedback; gender inequity in healthcare; paediatric emergency medicine. You can find her on twitter as @_NMay

Road to… Nowhere? ED Implications of the Liverpool Care Pathway Review

If you haven’t seen recent UK media coverage of the review of the Liverpool Care Pathway I have to wonder where you’ve been. Nevertheless, I really don’t want to get involved in the historical facts

Paediatric EM: Seeing Kids is Child’s Play at St Emlyn’s

I’ve been interested in Paediatrics for a long time (actually since I was a first year medical student, which makes it about thirteen years and makes me far older than I feel) so I’ll be

Don’t Be Rash – Petechiae in Well Kids at St Emlyn’s

A 6-month-old girl is brought by mum to the ED with a cluster of non-blanching spots to her right lower leg noticed while bathing her. She has a mild cough and snotty nose but is

It’s Good to Talk – Debrief in the Emergency Department

There is so much I could write about the role and value of our own humanity in the Emergency Department although much of it has been said before by people far wiser than me. But

Need Inspiration? Look No Further than Joe Lex at St Emlyn’s

The St Emlyn’s Blog team are delighted (and excited!) to invite you to join us for an evening of dinner, drinks and inspiration with the utterly marvellous Joe Lex. To attend, email stemlynsevents@gmail.com Joe Lex

An Easter Message: Let’s Talk About Dying & Palliative Care

I believe I can be a better doctor. It was very early in my student life when someone very wise pointed out to me that doctors don’t save lives – we merely prolong death. Death

Paediatric Arrest: But What About the Parents?

“Standby call please: 19 month old male, cardiac arrest…”   They are the words I half expect whenever the red phone rings between 6 and 7am, words which strike both fear and dread into the

Testing, Testing… Making Feedback More Than Just Noise

When I give training workshops for the student charity Medsin one of my favourite sessions is conflict resolution. Don’t get me wrong – I am no more capable of giving a solution for world peace in

JC: Trends in CT/MRI for Atraumatic Headache in the US

Last Friday (30th November) we looked at the paper below in both the physical and virtual journal clubs of St Emlyn’s:   It doesn’t take a great leap of imagination to see how this could

Intranasal Ketamine: Mum “Nose” Best at St Emlyn’s

  St Emlyn’s in Virchester is a place full of talent, only a small cross-section of which is showcased here. Now and then, the opportunity to highlight the work of other Emergency Physicians arises. Such

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