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

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

Oh, Sugar! Paediatric Hypoglycaemia

Anyone who has ever worked in or maybe even visited an Emergency Department knows that we LOVE acronyms.  Students and trainees alike know that the answer to any “How would you manage this patient?” question

Apply Some Pressure..? Traumatic Cardiac Arrest – St.Emlyn’s

What’s my view? Well how am I supposed to know? Write a review Well how objective can I be? I like to wait to see how things turn out If you apply some pressure Mark

If it ain’t broke… Etomidate for paediatric sedation.

Critical appraisal and review of Etomidate as a drug for procedural sedation in the pediatric emergency department.

Ay, There’s The Rub – The Mental Capacity Act in the ED

A clinical case of overdose who declines treatment. How to assess capacity and interpret the Mental Capacity Act in the emergency setting.

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More than a Spot Check?: Meningococcal Septicaemia at St.Emlyn’s

More than a Spot Check – What does the NICE Quality Standard for bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicemia in children and young people mean for the Emergency Dept? Who’s that now? If you work in

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Through the Looking Glass: Chirocaine vs Bupivicaine. St.Emlyn’s

I’ve seen a few paediatric femoral shaft fractures in the last couple of years, and while they always make my spidey-sense tingle for non-accidental injury, most (even the spiral fractures) have been explained away by

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