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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

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How can social media activities support simulation journals to publish, disseminate and critique simulation-based research and commentary? What does a social media editor at a healthcare simulation journal do?  

In this episode Vic speaks with Sandra Viggers (@StarSkaterDkand Jessica Stokes-Parish (@j_stokesparishabout their roles as social media editors for Advances in Simulation and BMJ STEL. (Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning). They offer us insights relevant for researchers, educators and as consumers of social media content. 

For more on the virtual community of practice in simulation check out our Simulcast paper from earlier in the year 

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This month we discussed Kerrey et al. Developing a Profile of Procedural Expertise: A Simulation Study of Tracheal Intubation Using 3-Dimensional Motion Capture.   

Ben and Vic summarised the article and online discussion, and took a deep dive into procedural skills simulation. 

We reviewed a paper by the PEARL group at Stanford on 3D printed simulator for closed reduction of distal radius fractures, demonstrating the integration of low cost procedural skills simulation with sound educational frameworks. 

We then reviewed two papers from the TRUST study - Trauma Resuscitation Using in situ Simulation Team Training (TRUST) study: latent safety threat evaluation using framework analysis and video review - from the Petrosoniak group in Toronto. The related paper is focused on the outcomes from debriefing during the TRuST study  Latent safety threat identification during in situ simulation debriefing: a qualitative analysis 

And finally – Ben gave us an invitation for the November Journal Club. Making the invisible visible: a place for utilizing activity theory within in situ simulation to drive healthcare organizational development? 

 

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In this episode Vic is joined by Robbie Llyod and Alex Jolly to talk about Project Wingman – an insitu simulation program in the UK that involves airline pilots as co-debriefers and coaches. 

Robbie is an emergency medicine senior trainee and fellow podcaster (check out Pondermed) who is undertaking a year as an Education Fellow at the Whittington hospital  . Captain Alex Jolly is an airline pilot who is UK based. The program has brought marvellous insights to the clinicians in terms of teamwork behaviours and shaping culture. It emerged from the @_ProjectWingman initiative which involves airline crew coming together to support the well-being of frontline NHS staff during the COVID-19 outbreakThey suggest healthcare simulation educators need to ‘just do it’, learn as we go, and celebrate the fresh perspectives from outside our own world. 

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October 28, 2020

114 Sim 101: The Pre-brief

Welcome to the first episode of Simulation 101 – and what better place to start than the pre-brief!  

Have you ever been involved in a simulation where you didn’t really know what to do? Had the awkward feeling where you didn’t know what was ‘real’ or what was allowed 

In this episode we chat with Dr Warwick Isaacson, emergency physician and education fellow on the Gold Coast about the pre-brief. We delve into why he does a pre-brief, what his looks like and how he went about improving his pre-briefing skills. Listen for some practical strategies to improve your next simulation!  

 

Some useful resources he refers to within the episode are listed below:  

 

Rudolph JW, Raemer DB, Simon R. Establishing a safe container for learning in simulation: the role of the presimulation briefing. Simul Healthc. 2014 Dec;9(6):339-49. doi: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000047. PMID: 25188485. 

 

   

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This month we discussed Calhoun, Aaron W. Pian-Smith, May. Shah, Anjan et. al. Guidelines for the Responsible Use of Deception in Simulation, Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare: August 2020 - Volume 15 - Issue 4 - p 282-288 

We were also joined by Ian Summers, Director of Monash Simulation, who contributed as our expert commentator this month. 

Ben and Vic summarised the article and online discussion, and our trio then went deep on the definition of deception, and the concept of ‘fair’ in simulation design, drawing on the article and personal experience. 

And we reviewed 2 extra papers  

Lin Y, Hecker K, Cheng A, et alCost-effectiveness analysis of workplace-based distributed cardiopulmonary resuscitation training versus conventional annual basic life support training BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning Published Online First: 29 September 2020 

Caners, K., Baylis, J., Heyd, C., & Chan, T. (2020). Sharing is caring: How EM Sim Cases (EMSimCases.com) has created a collaborative simulation education culture in Canada. CJEM, 1-3. 

And finally – Ben gave us an invitation for the September Journal Club. 

Kerrey, Benjamin, MD, MS, Boyd, Stephanie, et al. Developing a Profile of Procedural Expertise: A Simulation Study of Tracheal Intubation Using 3-Dimensional Motion Capture. Simul. healthc..2020;15(4):251-258.  

 

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Welcome to the new series Simulcast 101 – in this episode Jess @j_stokesparish introduces you to the new series exploring the basics of simulation in bite-sized snippets. She is joined by Dr Charlotte Alexander @_CharAlexander, emergency medicine resident/registrar who is putting in the grunt work behind project. Hear about how it will work, what you can expect to hear about and who some of the guests will be! And be sure to let us know what topics you want to cover!

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This month we discussed “Leung, J.S., Brar, M., Eltorki, M. et al. Development of an in situ simulation-based continuing professional development curriculum in pediatric emergency medicine. Adv Simul 5, 12 (2020). 

Ben and I recap on the paper and the online discussion, Including the expert contributions from James Leung, the first author 

An we reviewed 3 extra papers – two looking at different ways healthcare simulation has been adapted to deal with the pandemic. 

Dubé, M., Kaba, A., Cronin, T. et al. COVID-19 pandemic preparation: using simulation for systems-based learning to prepare the largest healthcare workforce and system in Canada. Adv Simul 5, 22 (2020). 

Cheng, A., Kolbe, M., Grant, V. et al. A practical guide to virtual debriefings: communities of inquiry perspective. Adv Simul 5, 18 (2020). 

 

And one looking at how bomb defusal can help interprofessional learning ! 

Tidbury L, Jarvis K, Bridge PInitial evaluation of a virtual reality bomb-defusing simulator for development of undergraduate healthcare student communication and teamwork skills BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning 2020;6:229-231. 

 

And finally – Ben gave us an invitation for the September Journal Club. 

Calhoun, Aaron W. Pian-Smith, May. Shah, Anjan et. al. Guidelines for the Responsible Use of Deception in Simulation, Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare: August 2020 - Volume 15 - Issue 4 - p 282-288 

 

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This episode is a recording of Ben Symon’s APLS PAC 2019 (Advanced Paediatric Life Support Paediatric Acute Care Conference) in Perth on ‘Simulation Self Sabotage’.   Through exploring 4 journal articles, Ben shares reflections on the negative impacts we can have as sim educators on our intended learning outcomes and the ways in which we unintentionally shoot our educational goals in the foot. 

Many thanks to APLS, who were kind enough to give their recording to Simulcast to share with our listeners. 

References :  

1. Purdy E, Alexander C, Caughley M et al. Identifying and Transmitting the Culture of Emergency Medicine Through Simulation. AEM Education and Training 2019;3:118-128. doi:10.1002/aet2.10325 

 

2. Fraser K, Meguerdichian M, Haws J et al. Cognitive Load Theory for debriefing simulations: implications for faculty development. Advances in Simulation 2018;3. doi:10.1186/s41077-018-0086-1 

 

3. Roussin C, Weinstock P. SimZones. Academic Medicine 2017;92:1114-1120. doi:10.1097/acm.0000000000001746 

 

4. Marshall S. Sink or swim? The difficulty of finding the correct level of independence and support for trainees. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2015;114:724-725. doi:10.1093/bja/aev032 

 

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This month we discussed “How to include medical students in your healthcare simulation centre workforce” by Viggers et. Al. We have already recorded a wonderful episode with Sandra on this paper that can be found here…. 

Ben and I recap on the paper and the online discussion, as well as the expert opinion from two medical students undertaking their simulation-based education rotation at present. 

We also reviewed 4 extra papers – one focused on reopening simulation facilities in the COVID era:-  

Ingrassia, P.L., Capogna, G., Diaz-Navarro, C. et al.COVID-19 crisis, safe reopening of simulation centres and the new normal: food for thought. Adv Simul5, 13 (2020).  

and three papers with a with a simulated patient methodology theme: - 

Smith CM, Sokoloff LG, Alsaba NCollaborative framework for working with older simulated participants (SP). BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning Published Online First: 16 June 2020. ( and this one makes reference to the ASPE Standards of Best practice that can be read here.) 

Budd, Natasha PhD; Andersen, Patrea PhD; Harrison, Penny BA; Prowse, Nycole Engaging Children as Simulated Patients in Healthcare Education, Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare: June 2020 - Volume 15 - Issue 3 - p 199-204 

Naismith, Laura M. PhD; Kowalski, Christopher et al.Participant Perspectives on the Contributions of Physical, Psychological, and Sociological Fidelity to Learning in Interprofessional Mental Health Simulation, Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare: June 2020 - Volume 15 - Issue 3 - p 141-146  

And finally – Ben gave us a heads up for the August Journal Club. 

Leung, J.S., Brar, M., Eltorki, M. et al. Development of an in situ simulation-based continuing professional development curriculum in pediatric emergency medicine. Adv Simul 5, 12 (2020). 

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In this latest episode in our collaboration with Advances in Simulation, Vic speaks with Sandra Viggers (@StarSkaterDk) about her recent paper and the program she describes for involving medial student sin the simulation mission at her institution in Copenhagen. 

We were joined by South African anaesthetist Rowan Duys (@HealthThink) and discuss the recruitment, roles and professional development and training opportunities available for students. We ended up talking about broader issues related to the positioning of medical students in health services, and sandra offered some tips about how to get started. 

 

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