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

#badEMfest18 Day 4. Farewell and thank you from St Emlyn’s

or And, in the blink of an eye, it was the final day of #badEMfest18. This is the final post on #badEMFest18 and it’s been a long time coming. Maybe that’s because it’s been busy,

JC: One Too Many?

That your “drunk” patient with presumed alcohol intoxication is not simply drunk but in fact has a different, potentially life-threatening cause for their reduced conscious level is a lesson best learned early in the Emergency

#badEMfest18 Day 3. St Emlyn’s

After a very relaxing Friday evening with live music, fireside chats and a wine tasting (from the wine farm of Lee Wallis, no less!), Saturday kicked off with workshops bright and early. Morning Workshops Critical

Journal Club – Trauma CT in Paediatric Patients

I have a confession to make – I once requested a whole body CT (WBCT) in a paediatric patient. [Yes, yes, I know!] To be fair, we didn’t know he was a paediatric patient at

On Reflection

On Reflection I’ve been reflecting on reflection for some time now, at least since I started formally collecting my lessons from Sydney HEMS and probably even before that, because this sort of meta nonsense is

104 Reflections from Sydney HEMS – the eBook. St.Emlyn’s

Firstly, the title of this post is not a typo. When I collated the reflective lessons from my series of Sydney HEMS blog posts I realised there were actually 104, not 101. Apologies for the

JC: Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, Decision Rules & Overtesting Headaches

Headache is a pretty common reason for presentation to the Emergency Department – so common, in fact, that it has two curriculum sections of its own (and we’ve already produced an induction post about headaches that

101 Reflective Lessons from a Year with Sydney HEMS. Part Seven: Life Lessons

This post, detailing my reflections on life lessons, is the seventh and final post in a series recording my reflections on the twelve months I spent working for Sydney HEMS in prehospital and retrieval medicine.

The philosophies of St Emlyn

Here at St Emlyn’s we hold a number of the philosophies of St Emlyn himself central to our day-to-day practices. E + R = O St Emlyn, during his hours away from the Virchester Emergency

101 Reflective Lessons from a Year with Sydney HEMS. Part Six: Self Care

This post, detailing my reflections on self care in clinical retrieval medicine, is the sixth in a series recording my reflections on the twelve months I spent working for Sydney HEMS in prehospital and retrieval


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