Simulcast Journal Club Podcast 6 & June 2017 Wrap

In an effort to streamline blog posts, we are continuing a merged Journal Club Podcast and monthly wrap post.pdf

Please read our pdf summary of the May Journal Club article, the month’s discussion and our expert commentary here



In our June journal club podcast Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month.

Cheng et al. “Coaching the Debriefer: Peer Coaching to Improve Debriefing Quality in Simulation Programs” Simulation in Healthcare : The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Publish Ahead of Print, POST AUTHOR CORRECTIONS, 20 May 2017

Ben summarised the blog discussion and Walter Eppich’s expert opinion.


We then reviewed some recent papers

Roussin CJ1, Weinstock P.  SimZones: An Organizational Innovation for Simulation Programs and Centers. Acad Med. 2017 May 30. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001746. [Epub ahead of print]


Bong et al. The effects of active (hot-seat) versus observer roles during simulation-based training on stress levels and non-technical performance: a randomized trial. Advances in Simulation (2017) 2:7

DOI 10.1186/s41077-017-0040-7  (Open Access)

And Ben introduced next month’s paper on simulation faculty development.

Looking forward to another great discussion


About Ben Symon

Ben is a Paediatric Emergency Physician. He is based at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane. In 2014 Ben was the first Simulation Fellow for Children's Health Queensland, and assisted in the statewide roll out of the SToRK Team's RMDDP program. He currently teaches on a variety of paediatric simulation based courses at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital on paediatric resuscitation, trauma and CRM principles. As a relatively new simulation educator, Ben has a growing interest in encouraging clinical educators to be more familiar with simulation research.

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