Natalie May (@_NMay )

Natalie May

Bio Emergency Med/Paed EM/Retrieval doctor, faculty @resuscitology, feminist, 🏳️‍🌈 ally. Views mine, no med advice, here for the #FOAMed 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
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iPhone : ED Doc “Because O2Hb and COHb absorb red light (660 nm) similarly and COHb absorbs very little near-IR light (940 nm), the photodiode of standard pulse oximeters that only emit red and near-IR light cannot differentiate between O2Hb and COHb.”
From: resmedjournal.com/article/S0954-… #FOAMed

iPhone : Hey #MedTwitter, I've written an AI bot that will look at your profile and guess which medical specialty you should really belong to. Retweet this and it will analyse you ASAP! (And if you're a doctor who wants to learn to code, DM me) #MedStudentTwitter #MedEd #NurseTwitter

iPhone : There is currently a white skin bias in medical teaching, leaving myself and others alienated. It is vital that as future medical professionals we are aware of these differences so that patient care is not compromised.

iPhone : “But what will it look like on darker skin?”- A question I’ve often asked myself during my time at medical school

This constant cerebration led me to curate a handbook that presents clinical features on darker skin. I hope this resource shifts the culture of medical education.

iPhone : Here’s my talk from #dasSMACC - the slides don’t make a lot of sense out of context but the image choices are deliberate. White skin stil dominates (wow, ain’t that the truth). I pledge to continue to try harder.
slideshare.net/nataliemmay/it…

iPhone : This includes my paediatric rashes teaching session, where I use a photo of purpura on black skin. But it is hard to find images of rashes on any non-white patients, except for things like #KawasakiDisease

iPhone : Change in #MedEd is possible - we first need to be aware of our own biases and tendency to whiteness. For a few years I have deliberately made sure my slides include patients of different skin colours. twitter.com/nejm/status/12…

iPhone : If medical students and trainees are taught to recognize symptoms of disease in only white patients and learn to perform lifesaving maneuvers on only male-bodied mannequins, medical educators may be unwittingly contributing to health disparities.