Sadly, the final SMACC conference danced its last moves on Friday. It was an amazing week with lots of learning, inspiration and camaraderie. After the last SMACC in Berlin Justin and I resolved to try and create the best journal club ever at the final SMACC in Sydney…. and I reckon we have done it!

The FOAM community is full of amazing minds, we all have our heroes and people we want to emulate. I invited the people who inspire me to join us on the podcast. Luckily, they are not only smart and funny but also very generous with their time.

The voices you will hear on this episode are:

The Papers that we discuss and dissect on this special episode are below – as always you can check out the full-text PDFs to make up your own mind and then read Justin’s excellent appraisals at the links below.


Casey JD, Janz DR, Russell DW, et al. Bag-Mask Ventilation during Tracheal Intubation of Critically Ill Adults. The New England journal of medicine. 2019; 380(9):811-821. [pubmed]

Westbrook JI, Raban MZ, Walter SR, Douglas H. Task errors by emergency physicians are associated with interruptions, multitasking, fatigue and working memory capacity: a prospective, direct observation study. BMJ quality & safety. 2018; 27(8):655-663. [pubmed]

Keijzers G, Cullen L, Egerton-Warburton D, Fatovich DM. Don’t just do something, stand there! The value and art of deliberate clinical inertia. Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA. 2018; 30(2):273-278. [pubmed]

Motov S, Fassassi C, Drapkin J, et al. Comparison of intravenous lidocaine/ketorolac combination to either analgesic alone for suspected renal colic pain in the ED. The American journal of emergency medicine. 2019; [pubmed]

Cheng A, Nadkarni VM, Mancini MB, et al. Resuscitation Education Science: Educational Strategies to Improve Outcomes From Cardiac Arrest: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2018; 138(6):e82-e122. [pubmed] [free full text]

Crager SE, Hoffman JR. But It Makes Sense Physiologically…. Annals of emergency medicine. 2018; 72(4):490-492. [pubmed] [free full text]

Madsen TE, Linden JA, Rounds K, et al. Current Status of Gender and Racial/Ethnic Disparities Among Academic Emergency Medicine Physicians. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. 2017; 24(10):1182-1192. [pubmed]

Permpikul C, Tongyoo S, Viarasilpa T, Trainarongsakul T, Chakorn T, Udompanturak S. Early Use of Norepinephrine in Septic Shock Resuscitation (CENSER) : A Randomized Trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019; You can read Justin’s full write up here.

Hörburger D, Haslinger J, Bickel H, et al. Where no guideline has gone before: retrospective analysis of resuscitation in the 24th century. Resuscitation. 2014; 85(12):1790-4. [pubmed]

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