Difficult Debriefing Toolbox

Journal Club Article: Grant VJ, Robinson T, Catena H, Eppich W, Cheng A. Difficult debriefing situations: A toolbox for simulation educators. Med Teach. 2018 Jul;40(7):703-712. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1468558. Epub 2018 May 23. PMID: 29792100 This article provides educators providing simulation based education (SBE) with a focus on difficult debriefing situations are may become a threat to…

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Journal Club: Obstetric Neonatal Emergency Simulation

Journal Club Article: Zhong, B., Sarkar, M., Menon, N. et al. (2021).Obstetric neonatal emergency simulation workshops in remote and regional South India: a qualitative evaluation. Adv Simul 6, 36. Background: Maternal and neonatal mortality continues to substantial burden low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Research Questions: What are the factors affecting successful management of obstetric and neonatal emergencies in remote to…

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Operate Twice, Cut Once

This Tedx Talk shows how surgical teams are using a blend of Hollywood special effects and 3D printing to create amazingly lifelike reproductions of real patients, so they can practice risky surgeries ahead of time. Additional Resources Meet The Avatars:Virtual Reality & Virtual Reality 3D Virtual Learning Virtual Reality for Learning

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Deliberate Practice

Resources Brown, P. C., Roediger, H. L., & McDaniel, M. A. (2014). Make it stick. Harvard University Press. Ericsson, K. A., Krampe, R. T., & Tesch-Römer, C. (1993). The role of deliberate practice in the acquisition of expert performance. Psychological review, 100(3), 363. Nursing Education Network. (2017). Deliberate Practice: Practice Like You Play. Nursing Education Network. (2019). 12 Tips…

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The Learning Conversation: Feedback Approach

Journal Club Article: Norris, E. M., & Bullock, I. (2017). A ‘Learning conversation’ as a style of feedback. MedEdPublish, 6. Keywords: Authentic Feedback; Critical Inquiry; Active Listening; Facilitation: Reflection-in-action. Aim of the learning conversation: is to provide a style of feedback may useful in many other contexts to provide authentic feedback. “The central aim of a learning…

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Flowing Data Simulations

Take a look at this great visual data on the simulations of a day in the life of Americans. Put it to fast and it becomes mesmerising to watch the activities over a 24 hour period of a sample of 1000 people. Yau, N. (2015). A Day in the Life of an American. Other time…

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Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM)

Some resources just stand out in their innovation, quality and delivery, and Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) has to be one of the best for education. This organisation is part of the free open access to medical education (#FOAMed) movement, so its all accessible. It shows if you don’t have access to journals, books or…

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The Role of Debriefing in Simulation-Based Learning. 

Journal Club Article: Fanning, R. M., & Gaba, D. M. (2007). The role of debriefing in simulation-based learning. Simulation in Healthcare, 2(2), 115-125. Purpose Determining what is important in the aspects of debriefing within simulation based learning. Background The importance of remembering the adult learner, and all the experience they bring through knowledge, assumptions and feelings. Active…

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Teamwork and team training in the ICU: Where do the similarities with aviation end?

Journal Club Article: Reader, T. W., & Cuthbertson, B. H. (2011). Teamwork and team training in the ICU: Where do the similarities with aviation end?. Critical care, 15(6), 313. Background Comparing the lessons learnt and development of team training approaches in the aviation industry to the complex needs of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The importance of teamwork…

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The Rise of eSports

eSports  Moving from the bedroom to filling out stadiums, welcome to eSports. Think this is just a hobby? Think again. With increasing sponsorship and media interest, this a rising sporting extravaganza. Take a read of this great review on the atmosphere and experience attending an eSports event by MishManners. A little About eSports  FIFA Interactive…

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