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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

Talking, Teaching & Technology – Victoria Brazil @SocraticEM at St Emlyn’s

You probably know by now that SMACC Gold was awesome. There simply aren’t enough superlatives to describe the magnitude of inspiration on offer from the world’s finest critical care speakers.  Putting together a programme like

Paeds Tips You Won’t Find In Books – @_NMay at SMACC Gold

Talking at SMACC Gold seemed like such a good idea in advance – and it was a wonderful (if faintly terrifying!) experience. When I came up with this title (yes – I was in the

Joe Lex – The Godfather of FOAM makes an offer you can’t refuse

One of the greatest things about the FOAM movement is how much it feels like a family. There’s a real willingness to share and contribute to one another which is really refreshing, an ethos captured

JC: Scribes in the ED?

Last week in the Journal Club we looked at this paper on the introduction of ED scribes from the American Journal of Emergency Medicine http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0735675713001940    Understanding this paper requires some grasp of the difference

When Sick Means Sick: Emesemantics and Vomiting in Kids

When I was preparing for my talk at smaccGOLD I contacted the wonderful Ross Fisher, a Paediatric Surgeon, to ask him for some tips; what did he wish all ED docs and GPs knew about

Who’s That Girl? Impostor Syndrome at #SMACCGold

I want to let you into a secret. I’m an impostor.   OK, that’s not quite true. I’m a 34-year-old (shock!) Emergency Medicine trainee with a penchant for karaoke and a passion for education, but

Self Experimentation in Medical Education – LA for ABGs

You are probably aware that many great scientific discoveries have been made when doctors decide to experiment on themselves. Self experimentation is sort of a tradition – take the famous discovery of Helicobacter pylori‘s role

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On Pledging and Change at St Emlyn’s

You might not have heard of NHS Change Day but it needs you. Because – and let’s be honest here – the care that we deliver isn’t always as good as it could be. We

JC: Updated NICE Head Injury Guidelines – Worth a Scan?

In the last few days Twitter has been buzzing (does twitter buzz? Or does it chirp? Tweet?) with EM practitioners getting to grips with the latest iteration of the NICE Head Injury Clinical Guideline, updated

Miscommunication and Handover in the ED. St Emlyn’s

Eavesdropping On my last set of night shifts I was reviewing a patient on our observation ward when I overheard the following nursing handover: “Mrs Jones is waiting for ophthalmology to close her eyelid wound.