Jesse Spurr


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/

87 – #HcSimWeek19 STORK Team






You’ve arrived at the place to get involved with Simulcast’s celebration of Healthcare Simulation Week 2019. In terms of format – please submit a short (under 3 minutes) audio recording (mp3 preferably) telling us a bit about what you and your team are doing in simulation or related activities (QI, […]

81 – Healthcare Simulation Week 2019




“You suck at airway” – Scott Don’t play the anesthesiologist’s game.  For most emergency, critical care and prehospital providers, airway management is rare and episodic, providing little opportunity for practice, improvement and skill development.  Master one technique, know it cold: Scott talks single-technique mastery and first-pass success, anywhere other than […]

ResusTO ep. 4 – Critical Airway Management and Mindset (CRAMM). ...







‘Non-technical skill’ is not a great term for the range of skills and behaviours we expect of our healthcare professionals. It also belies a not so subtle hierarchy of skills where ‘hard’, technical, ‘medical expertise’ are afforded primacy, sometimes to the detriment of our patient care.  Our latest collaborative podcast with Advances […]

76 – Advances in Simulation: Words Matter





What is it? This is our second ebook, a collection of the second 12 months of the Simulcast Journal Club, an online, open access journal club featuring healthcare simulation literature.  Each month includes the expert commentaries from a number of world renowned simulation experts. Why do we do it? The biggest single driver of all […]

Simulcast Journal Club – The Second Year eBook



This episode was recorded live at Markham Stouffvile Hospital in Canada. Victoria and Jesse were generously hosted by the hospital to share some lessons learned in simulation programs. This presentation was initially developed for a symposium in Dunedin in March 2018. We decide to reprise it, but instead of a […]

63 – Just Say ‘No’ to Simulation – Myths and ...


A special cross-publication with the Center for Medical Simulation https://harvardmedsim.org/blog/victoria-brazil-translational-simulation/  Victoria Brazil: Translational Simulation Since the start of the modern simulation era, many in the healthcare simulation community have taken a “Field of Dreams” approach to our simulation efforts, believing, like the character Ray Kinsella in the movie of the […]

60 – CMS & Simulcast Translational Sim


Welcome to the Simulcast Journal Club Podcast and monthly wrap post. Please read our pdf summary of the Journal Club article, the month’s discussion and our expert commentary here. This month’s journal club podcast was a special live recording from on stage at Don’t Forget the Bubbles conference in Melbourne. Ben, Victoria […]

59 -Simulcast Journal Club Podcast Monthly Wrap August 2018




Kyla Caners (@drcaners) from emsimcases.com was our guest on this Simulcast episode on scenario design. She and Jesse shared tips on knowing what you’re trying to achieve, planning the scenario, using templates, finding ‘supporting objects and ‘road testing’ and peer review for sim cases. Design requires a lot of attention to detail […]

ep. 11 – Designing Better Sim Cases




What is it? This is our first ebook, a collection of the first 12 months of the Simulcast Journal Club, an online, open access journal club featuring healthcare simulation literature.  Each month includes the expert commentaries from a number of world renowned simulation experts. Why do we do it? The biggest single driver […]

Simulcast Journal Club -The First Year ebook


The dasSMACC (social medial and critical care) conference was recently held in Berlin. Simulation was a theme woven throughout the conference, and we thought a simulcast episode recapping on some of the messages and themes was timely. Smacc has arguably redefined the way we think about medical conferences – great […]

ep. 9 – The Trojan Horse of Simulation


Sara-Catrin Cook joined me for short chat about all things sim at smacc. Sara is part of a group who has put together a comprehensive simulation theme woven through the conference, including the SIMHaus – a showcase within the Tempdrom where attendees can meet and talk to other simulation enthusiasts […]

SimHaus at DASSMACC



This month we turned our focus to simulation delivery formats, and in particular a novel approach described recently. Sunga K, Sandefur B, Asirvatham U, et al. LIVE. DIE. REPEAT: a novel instructional method incorporating recursive objective-based gameplay in an emergency medicine simulation curriculum BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning 2016;2:124-126. […]

ep. 8 – Live. Die. Repeat. Gamification of simulation training


This episode was a ‘mix tape’ of moulage and other techniques to achieve physical realism in simulations – including procedural and anatomy teaching Clare Scott offered her considerable expertise in moulage and making bespoke manikins for trauma simulations. She emphasized keeping in simple, keeping it real and doing your research – online […]

ep 7. Moulage and Making Stuff


I shifted to the other side of the mic a couple of weeks ago – as interviewee. I had spoken at a breakfast meeting of the Australasian College of Health Service Management, and was then interviewed by Anthony Frangi of @popupradioAU about Translational Simulation – my take on how we […]

Pause & Discuss – Translational Sim (VB as Guest)




Learning to be an effective simulation educator is a challenge. Education theory and practice, technical aspects and leadership are just some of the knowledge and skills involved. In this episode of Simulcast we were joined by Demian Szyld, (pronounced ‘shield’…….. “like the weapon” he told me).  Demian (@demianszyld)  is the […]

ep 6. Fellowship of the Sim – Training to be ...




Day 1 of the Asia Pacific Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (APMSH) with Kathy Adams and Jesika Gavilanes A couple of weeks ago, I went to the Asia Pacific Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (APMSH) in Singapore. I gave a talk on some of the in situ ‘translational’ simulation work […]

10 – APMSH Day 1 2016


Be open and honest with the team about the true objectives you are trying to achieve. When these are focused on doing better for the patient, people will join the ride. Case: You’ve been running fortnightly scenarios in the nearby simulation centre. These are part of the resident training program […]

9 – Put the Rubber to the Road – In ...


Make the unpredictable, predictable enough Case: We considered this an all too familiar case study…… You’re facilitating a sim session in your ED. The junior docs and the nurses arrive,  a few straggle in late. You do a nice RTR (Round the room) but everyone seems a bit anxious and they are shifting in their […]

8 – The Safe Container for Simulation



1 – Pause and Discuss with Jessica Stokes-Parish Jessica Stokes-Parish (@j_stokesparish) was a co-convenor for the 2016 Australasian Simulation Congress. In this short interview on Day 1 we talked about the highlights of the conference so far, and her work on women speakers at conferences and women in STEM more […]

5, 6 & 7 – Vic at Aus Sim Congress


Read widely and join the conversation Case You’ve got your sim program up and running. The sessions are regular and you’ve managed to find a time when the doctors and nurses can both come. You’ve mastered the technical stuff well enough and you’ve run some cracker scenarios. Your debriefing is […]

4 – Getting Started in Simulation Research


Debriefing is a social event – wisdom from Walter Eppich   Case: Ellen felt anxious walking into the debrief room. The ED team had just finished an in situ simulation where the focus was on rapid sequence intubation (RSI) in head injury, and using the new intubation checklist. This was […]

3 – Eppich Debriefing




Case:  You have been asked to develop a five-year strategic plan for simulation services in your hospital. Through your literature review you recall an article by David Gaba, ‘The future vision of simulation in healthcare’. All your dreams have been answered. In 2004 Gaba mapped the dimensions of organisational applications of simulation. You are thrilled […]

1 – The Future Vision of Simulation in Health Care. ...


We are very pleased to be launching a new podcast and blog dedicated exclusively to health care simulation. So what can you expect from Simulcast? A monthly 30 minute podcast with expert guests discussing case-oriented solutions to a simulation question, drawing on the best available evidence when it exists and […]

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