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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

#ICEM22 Melbourne – Day 1

Natalie May reviews day 1 of the #ICEM22 conference in Melbourne, Australia @stemlyns @_nmay #FOAMed @icem2022 @ifempreselect @ifem2

#ICEM22 Melbourne Day 2

This post contains some of the learning and reflections from Day 2 of ICEM 2022 in Melbourne (Friday). Day 2 of ICEM22 kicked off with a session on equity, chaired by Ffion Davies. The amazing,

Lacto Basics – Breastfeeding in the Emergency Department

Natalie May takes us through the basics of breastfeeding and how we can look after patients who are breastfeeding when they present to the ED.

Highlights from the Virtual Colloquium – 14th Annual Update in Paediatric Emergencies Day 2

This post follows my notes from Day 1 of the Virtual Colloquium – 14th Annual Update in Paediatric Emergencies. Day 2 was another mixed bag of talks, from paediatric analgesia and sedation, to the philosophy

Highlights from the Virtual Colloquium – 14th Annual Update in Paediatric Emergencies Day 1

It’s been a long time since I’ve been at a conference, either in-person or virtually. Something that was once a regular part of my professional life has, like so many things, become a distant memory.  

JC: Spot the Difference, what can we do about petechiae? St Emlyn’s

Back in 2013, I wrote a post here on petechiae in well kids; it received a phenomenal number of views for reasons I don’t quite understand (I think it ended up as a link somewhere

JC: Finger on the Pulse?

If you’re an avid follower of FOAM, you’ll have seen many assertions that manual pulse checks by healthcare providers during cardiac arrest are pretty unreliable at best. The most commonly advocated alternatives are EtCO2 increase

JC: Blood Products in Trauma – What’s the Best (I)TACTIC?

Bleeding trauma patients present a couple of challenges to us in the Emergency Department. Increasingly, our aging population continues to engage in energetic daily pursuits while increasing numbers are prescribed newer direct oral anticoagulant treatments

Head Vs Heart: Opening the Box. St Emlyn’s

Ed- This blog post comes at an interesting and challenging time for us all. It was due to be given at #badEMfest in South Africa this week, but as we all know Covid-19 rather scuppered

JC: Virtual Reality for Distraction from Paediatric Procedural Pain

Ed – At the SMACC conference our good friend and simulation guru Jesse Spurr ​1​ talked about virtual reality as a future technique for education and for therapy. It’s an area that we’ve not really