Author Archive: Natalie May

Paed EM enthusiast, Medsin/IFMSA trainer, evolving medical education interest, #FOAMaoke queen.

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

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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 the talk. The guidance below…
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Thinking the Unthinkable: Child Protection in the Emergency Department

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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 unpleasant to be confronted by…
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Apparent Life Threatening Events in Babies – Trouble BRUEing

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Whenever I start to think about teaching on a paediatric subject, I feel like I should open with a reminder that being a parent is HARD. It’s REALLY HARD. Especially for first-time parents with newborn babies, lives for whom they are…
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Bringing the Outdoor Classroom Indoors – #MedEd at #smaccFORCE #smaccDUB

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Before February this year I had no prehospital experience whatsoever – so standing up in front of a crowd at the smacc prehospital workshop #smaccFORCE, I felt like a bit of an impostor. But I get why people love prehospital…
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#smaccMINI – Paediatric Resuscitation Update at #smaccDUB

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  ILCOR published resuscitation updates in 2015 and I’m sure many of you have already familiarised yourselves with the changes. At smaccMINI I took the paediatric critical care workshop delegates through a whirlwind review of the major changes to paediatric resuscitation and…
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