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83 – FOAMsim and Online Learning with VCHlearn

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 […]


82 – Australasian Sim Congress 2019 Preview

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’ […]


81 – Healthcare Simulation Week 2019

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, […]


Simulcast Journal Club August 2019

August 2019 Journal Club we will dive into the blood and gore of what does moulage actually achieve?


80 – Simulcast Journal Club Podcast Monthly Wrap July 2019

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. 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 […]


Simulcast Journal Club July 2019

Introduction :   Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series that aims to encourage simulation educators to explore and learn from publications on Healthcare Simulation Education.  Each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion.  Inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC series, we moderate and summarise the discussion at the end of the month, […]


79 – Simulcast Journal Club Podcast Monthly Wrap June 2019

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. Ben and Vic discuss the papers of the month, including expert commentary from Kristian Krogh. Eve Purdy, Charlotte Alexander, Melissah Caughley, Shane Bassett, Victoria Brazil. Identifying […]


ResusTO ep. 5 – Simulation for Elite Performers. Chris Nickson, 2018

Chris describes the rationale for training like you fight, using simulation to help teams manage complexity and develop collective competence


ResusTO ep. 4 – Critical Airway Management and Mindset (CRAMM). Scott Weingart, 2018

“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 […]


Simulcast Journal Club June 2019

Introduction :   Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series that aims to encourage simulation educators to explore and learn from publications on Healthcare Simulation Education.  Each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion.  Inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC series, we moderate and summarise the discussion at the end of the month, […]


78 – Advances in Simulation: Transmitting Culture Through Simulation

Explore how healthcare simulation can transmit and decode culture.


ResusTO ep. 3 – Resuscitation Economics. Andrew Petrosoniak & Patricia Trbovich, 2018

How principles of behavioural economics can be used to improve patient safety and resuscitation efficiency.


ResusTO ep. 2 – Defending the Tribe. Victoria Brazil & Jesse Spurr, 2018

Effective leadership models, distributed leadership, nurse-led resuscitation teams.


77 – Simulcast Journal Club Podcast Monthly Wrap April 2019

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. Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month, including expert commentary from Stuart Rose.  Hollingsworth, C., Wesley, C., Huckridge, J., Finn, G. and Griksaitis, M. (2017). Impact of […]


Resus TO ep. 1 – After The Arrest. Sara Gray, 2018

This is not post-arrest care for the patient, but for the provider. What happens to US, on the front lines, after cases that challenge us personally, emotionally, spiritually?


76 – Advances in Simulation: Words Matter

‘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 […]


75 – Advances in Simulation: Another Debriefing Course! Who Benefits?

Another debriefing course! Who benefits?  Kristian Krogh, Albert Chan, and Nancy McNaughton    Many health professional educators attend courses on simulation debriefing, but do they actually perform better as simulation debriefers as a result?   Writing in Advances in Simulation, Kristian Krogh (@DrKrogh), Albert Chan (@gaseousXchange) and Nancy McNaughton (@uto_nancy) provoke us to consider this issue in their commentary – Another debriefing course! […]


Simulcast Journal Club April 2019

Introduction :   Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series that aims to encourage simulation educators to explore and learn from publications on Healthcare Simulation Education.  Each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion.  Inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC series, we moderate and summarise the discussion at the end of the month, […]


74 – Simulcast Journal Club Podcast Monthly Wrap March 2019

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.   Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month, including expert commentary from Jack Matulich.   Fraser, K., Meguerdichian, M., Haws, J., Grant, V., Bajaj, K., & Cheng, […]


73 – Ben & Vic at IMSH with David Grant, Amy Zheng, Jannet Lee-Jararam & Benjamin Berg

Our final podcast from IMSH starts with a deep dive in to how simulation might help us ‘train’ more comprehensive leadership skills and behaviours – not just in the resus room, but rather in quality improvement and change management. @davidgrantsim , President of @SESAMSimulation , spoke to Vic on the topic.   Ben then turned our attention to followership […]


Simulcast Journal Club March 2019

Introduction : Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series that aims to encourage simulation educators to explore and learn from publications on Healthcare Simulation Education. Each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion. Inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC series, we moderate and summarise […]


72 – Simulcast Journal Club Podcast Monthly Wrap February 2019

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. Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month, including expert commentary from Ann Mullen (@keepsimsafe)  Schroeder J, O’Neal C, Jagneaux T. “Practically Saline”. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2015;3(4):2324709615618980 […]


71 – Ben & Vic at IMSH with Ron Harden, Yue Dong and Suzie Kardong-Edgren

Our third podcast from IMSH starts with a focus on disruptive innovation, big data and artificial intelligence, based on the opening plenary by Joel Selanikio (@jselanikio) who also gave a TeD talk on the topic. Vic had a fan girl moment speaking to Ron Harden, living legend of medical education and General secretary of AMEE, abut his reactions […]


70 – Ben & Vic at IMSH with Bram Welch-Horan, Belinda Lowe and Michelle Kelly

Our second podcast from #IMSH2019 features a deep dive on Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice with Bram Welch-Horan (@DrBramPedsER ), and some reflections on the topic from Belinda Lowe (@Belinda_J_Lowe ), Bond University Simulation Fellow.  We then shifted focus to research and publishing in simulation with Michelle Kelly (@KellyKelmich )   summarising the session on […]


Ben at APLS Paediatric Acute Care Conference 2018

The Presentation Ben gave this great talk at Paediatric Acute Care Conference in Hobart, Tasmania at the end of 2018. Ben explores the career changing power of reading. Ben also presents the 5 articles that have had the greatest influence on his medical education career, but also discusses the spillover […]


69 – Journal Club Special Edition Sim & Sonography with Dr Resa E. Lewiss & Team

In this special edition of Simulcast, we feature three articles on simulation applied to point of care ultrasound (POCUS).  Vic visited the team at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Ultrasound Division (@jeff_sono) in Philadelphia, led by Dr Resa E. Lewiss (@ultrasoundREL)    Resa chose 3 articles for us to review, each focused on different aspects of using simulation for POCUS education. These have obvious […]


68 – Ben & Vic at IMSH with KT Waxman, Komal Bajaj & James Leung

Ben and Vic at IMSH – podcast one    The International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) is the biggest sim conference in the world. This year it was held in San Antonio, Texas, USA and Simulcast was a podcast partner for the meeting. Over the next few weeks, we’ll release five podcasts of conference […]


Simulcast Journal Club February 2019

Introduction :   Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series that aims to encourage simulation educators to explore and learn from publications on Healthcare Simulation Education.  Each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion.  Inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC series, we moderate and summarise the discussion at the end of the month, […]


67 – Simulcast Journal Club Podcast Monthly Wrap November/December 2018

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. Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month, including expert commentary from our own Jesse Spurr! Is this really the holy grail of ‘proof’ […]


66 – Advances in Simulation: Simulation Safety First

In this episode of our continuing collaboration with Advances in Simulation, Victoria takes the helm and interviews two brilliant guests about a high profile, multi-journal simultaneous publication: Advances in Simulation Raemer, D., A. Hannenberg and A. Mullen (2018). “Simulation safety first: an imperative.” Advances in Simulation 3(1): 25. Journal of […]


65 – Simulcast Goes To IMSH

The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) will be in San Antonio, TX, USA in January 26-30th, 2019.   Simulcast has partnered with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) to cover the event for our listeners, and Ben and Vic will be bringing you the highlights of plenary talks, research updates and the […]


Simulcast Journal Club November 2018

Introduction :   Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series that aims to encourage simulation educators to explore and learn from publications on Healthcare Simulation Education.  Inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC Series, each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion.  We moderate and summarise the discussion at the end of the month in […]


64 – Simulcast Journal Club Podcast Monthly Wrap October 2018

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. Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month, including expert commentary from Dr Marc Berg.  Resuscitation Education Science: Educational Strategies to Improve Outcomes From Cardiac […]


Simulcast Journal Club – The Second Year eBook

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 […]


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

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 […]


Simulcast Journal Club October 2018

Introduction :   Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series that aims to encourage simulation educators to explore and learn from publications on Healthcare Simulation Education.  Inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC Series, each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion.  We moderate and summarise the discussion at the end of the month in […]


62 – Healthcare Consumers and In Situ Simulation

In situ simulation is increasingly popular for all the right reasons – highly realistic training with opportunities for team and systems testing. We’ve recognized there are risks, especially disruption of service and physical safety. But what about those patient and families ‘exposed’ to ISS? What do they think about it? What are their risks? And what […]


61 – Simulcast Journal Club Podcast Monthly Wrap September 2018

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. Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month, including expert commentary from Dr Gabriel Reedy (@gabereedy).  Cheng, A., Palaganas, J., Eppich, W., Rudolph, J., Robinson, T. and […]


60 – CMS & Simulcast Translational Sim

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 […]


Simulcast Journal Club September 2018

Simulcast Journal Club : September 2018  Introduction :   Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series that aims to encourage simulation educators to explore and learn from publications on Healthcare Simulation Education.  Inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC Series, each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion.  We moderate and summarise the discussion at the end of […]


59 -Simulcast Journal Club Podcast Monthly Wrap August 2018

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 […]


58 – Pause & Discuss Simulation Research in EM in Canada

For this ‘pause and discuss’ episode, I was joined by Dr. Tim Chaplin – an ‘emerg doc’ (as they say in Canada) and Assistant Professor at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.  Tim is also the Simulation Lead for the Department of Emergency Medicine. His research interests are in simulation-based education and […]


Simulcast Journal Club August 2018

Introduction :   Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series that aims to encourage simulation educators to explore and learn from publications on Healthcare Simulation Education.  Inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC Series, each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion.  We moderate and summarise […]


57 – Simulcast Journal Club Podcast Monthly Wrap July 2018

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. Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month, including expert commentary from Steph Barwick (@InSituSteph) VJ. Grant, T. Robinson, H. Catena, W. […]


Simulcast Journal Club July 2018 – Relationship Strain

Introduction :   Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series that aims to encourage simulation educators to explore and learn from publications on Healthcare Simulation Education.  Inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC Series, each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion.  We moderate and summarise the discussion at the end of the month in […]


56 – Simulcast Journal Club Podcast Monthly Wrap June 2018

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. Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month, which provoked controversy about the interplay of feeling and facts in clinical debriefing. Rose, […]


55 – AR/VR in Healthcare Simulation

I was joined by Jack Pottle, co-founder of Oxford Medical Simulation, a VR simulation company to discussed augmented (aR) and virtual reality (VR) in healthcare simulation.  Jack started his career as a psychologist, and has now been a doctor in acute medicine for the last 7 years. He got involved […]


Simulcast Journal Club June 2018 – First Aid

Introduction :   Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series that aims to encourage simulation educators to explore and learn from publications on Healthcare Simulation Education.  Inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC Series, each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion.  We moderate and summarise […]


54 – SSIH Sim Ops Pause & Discuss

  SimOps is a healthcare simulation training and education event for operations and technical professionals. The conference attracts 200+ professionals to participate in workshops, hand-on sessions, leadership discussions and networking events.  In this ‘pause and discuss’ I am joined by David Biffar, Assistant Director, Operations, from the Arizona Simulation Technology […]


53 – Advances in Simulation: What’s in a Name?

In this episode of our continuing collaboration with Advances in Simulation, Jesse takes the helm as we put Victoria in the guest seat with Glenn Posner, to discuss their recent publications in Advances.   The articles for discussion were both published in the second half of 2017. ‘Simulation in the […]