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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

JC: The Quick-Wee Method for Faster Clean Catch Urine Collection

The wilful nature of children is responsible for a lot of the facial expressions we see in the paediatric emergency department but few parents are as frustrated as those waiting… and waiting… and waiting for

When is a Door Not a Door? Bias, Heuristics & Metacognition

This is an amended version of a talk on metacognition I gave at the Royal North Shore Hospital Grand Round. The clinical scenario has changed but the content remains the same. The purpose of this

The Emergency Department Transfer: Patient, Preparation and People. St.Emlyn’s

Depending on your department the frequency with which you are faced with the need to transfer a critically ill intubated patient may vary but it is something we think all departments face at some point.

101 Reflective Lessons from a Year with Sydney HEMS. Part Two: Human Factors.

  This post is the second in a series recording my reflections on the past twelve months, which I have spent working for Sydney HEMS in prehospital and retrieval medicine. The first post covers medical

Critically Ill in PED – the Patient Perspective at #smaccMINI #smaccDUB

  One of my favourite sections of the #smaccMINI workshop at #smaccDUB last year was when my Paediatric ED colleague Roisin McNamara from Dublin and I got the chance to speak a young woman called Eimear. Roisin

101 Reflective Lessons from a Year with Sydney HEMS. Part One: Education.

  I had never really had an urge to work in the prehospital environment, I’ll be honest. As someone scared of flying the idea of helicopters did not appeal and on the whole I was

You Snooze, You Lose? #smaccUS The Child with Altered Consciousness

As a part of the #smaccMINI workshop back in Chicago in 2015, I spoke about the approach to the child with an altered conscious level. The podcast is below along with a brief summary of

Paediatric Trauma Snapshot: What’s New?

You might not have spotted that the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN)1 published an updated report on paediatric trauma last week. You can find the full document here 2.This document is important because it

Thinking the Unthinkable: Child Protection in the Emergency Department

That people in a position of trust could intentionally injure, abuse or neglect children is almost unthinkable but it is a reality in the day-to-day practice of the Emergency Department1. Unfortunately, not only is it

Probe – A Celebration of #FOAMus at #smaccDUB

Ed – here at St.Emlyn’s is a we want you to be a the best clinician you can be and that’s why we discuss a range of subjects around EM, evidence, tacit knowedlge and meta-cognition.We’re