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A podcast dedicated to the discussion of healthcare simulation. Debunking dogma, demystifying jargon and translating knowledge. Hosted by Victoria Brazil, Jesse Spurr & Ben Symon


Simulcast Journal Club podcast September 2019 episode 


Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month,  

Kolbe, M., Eppich, W., Rudolph, J., Meguerdichian, M., Catena, H., Cripps, A., Grant, V. and Cheng, A. (2019). Managing psychological safety in debriefings: a dynamic balancing act. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, pp.bmjstel-2019-000470. 

Ng, S., Kangasjarvi, E., Lorello, G., Nemoy, L. and Brydges, R. (2019). ‘There shouldn't be anything wrong with not knowing’: epistemologies in simulation. Medical Education. 


We also discussed 2 other papers on peer debriefing and using sim to embed surgical safety checklists 

Solanki P, Angel D, Foster A Peer group high-fidelity simulation debriefing for final year medical students BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning 2019;5:225-226. 

Zaffry Z, Jaye P, Laws-Chapman C, et alSafer surgery through simulation: increasing compliance with the 5 Steps to Safer Surgery through an in-situ simulation based training programme at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning 2019;5:196-197. 

And Ben introduced the papers for August 

Brindle, M., Henrich, N., Foster, A., Marks, S., Rose, M., Welsh, R. and Berry, W. (2018). Implementation of surgical debriefing programs in large health systems: an exploratory qualitative analysis. BMC Health Services Research, 18(1). 


Rose, M. and Rose, K. (2018). Use of a Surgical Debriefing Checklist to Achieve Higher Value Health Care. American Journal of Medical Quality, 33(5), pp.514-522. 


So we’ll be back in November with our wrap  

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At our live ‘Simulcast presents..” session at the Australasian Simulation Congress, Vic interviewed Sarah Janssens (@SJanssensSimOG), an Obstetrician / Gynaecologist ad simulation leader from the Mater Hospital. They speak about Sarah’s research on shared leadership in maternity teams – including models of leadership, measures of team performance, and what it means for how we train teams in simulation. 

The two papers we discussed were. 

Janssens S., Simon R, Beckmann M., Marshall, Stuart Shared Leadership in Healthcare Action TeamsA Systematic Review. Journal of Patient Safety: June 4, 2018  

Janssens S, Simon R, Barwick S, et alLeadership sharing in maternity emergency teams: a retrospective cohort study in simulation BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning Published Online First: 07 February 2019. 

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September 18, 2019

87 - #HcSimWeek19 STORK Team

STORK team @LankyTwig 

STORK team (Simulation Training Optimising Resuscitation in Kids) from Children’s Health Queensland provides simulation based education throughout Queensland.

Check out the OPTIMUS Bonus Content at https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/practice-made-perfect/


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September 18, 2019

86 - #HcSimWeek19 Nemat Alsaba

Nemat Alsaba @talk2nemat 


Nemat drops in for #HcSimWeek19 to share about 2 great sim projects she is involved with at Gold Coast University Hospital and Bond University

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Stephanie Barwick @InSituSteph 

Steph dropped by for #HcSimWeek19 to share the work of the Mater Education team.

Definitely big friends of Simulcast and hosts of the Simulcast Journal Curry Club!

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Vic speaks with Kirsty Forrest (@forrest_kirsty) Glance about simulation, book writing and lifelong learning. Kirsty and Judy McKimm have co-edited an easy to read book with diverse contributors. 

The book can be viewed/ purchased here.  



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Looking for great online simulation education resources for yourself or for your team’s faculty development?  

In this episode Vic speaks with Christina Choung (@ckchoung) and Karen Schafer (@KarenShafer) from Vancouver Coastal Health about their new resources at https://bcsimulation.ca/ 

(you can also get there via https://simulation.vchlearn.ca/ ) 

We talked about the content of these modules, the challenges of faculty development, and some lessons learned for those of us trying to develop online resources in simulation education. 

@BCSimNet  on Twitter

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The Australasian Simulation Congress is on 2nd–5th September at the Gold Coast. Check out the website-https://www.simulationcongress.com/ Vic spoke to Sharon Clipperton (@sjclipperton), the Congress convenor about the keynote speakers, abstracts and other highlights of the event. We also spoke with Komal Bajaj (@KomalBajajMD) about her talk–change, sustainability and ‘new power’ in simulation....The Simulcast team will be covering proceedings, as well as hosting a “Simulcast presents” session with interviews, and a live journal club recording on stage! See you there.

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This is a mini episode update on how we at Simulcast would love to celebrate healthcare simulation week 2019.

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Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month 

Bochatay, N., Bajwa, N., Blondon, K., Junod Perron, N., Cullati, S. and Nendaz, M. (2019). Exploring group boundaries and conflicts: a social identity theory perspective. Medical Education. 


We also discussed 3 other papers covering a theme of non-technical skills’. 

And Ben introduced the paper for August 

Stokes-Parish, J., Duvivier, R. and Jolly, B. (2019). Expert opinions on the authenticity of moulage in simulation: a Delphi study. Advances in Simulation, 4(1). 



So we’ll be back at the beginning of September with our wrap – recorded live at the Australasian Simulation Congress . 

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