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115 Project Wingman – What can pilots really teach us?

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  . […]


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 […]


113 Journal Club Monthly Podcast September 2020

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 […]


Journal Club October 2020 – Developing a Profile of Procedural Expertise

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, […]


112 Intro to Sim 101: A Simulcast Series

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 […]


Journal Club September 2020 – Deception in Simulation

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, […]


111 Journal Club Monthly August 2020

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 […]


110 Simulation Self-Sabotage: Ben’s Talk at APLS PAC 2019

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 […]


Journal Club August 2020 – Evidence Based In Situ Sim Curriculum

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 […]


109 Journal Club Monthly Podcast July 2019

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 […]


108 Advances in Simulation: How to include medical students in your healthcare simulation centre workforce

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 […]


107 Simulcast Journal Club Monthly Podcast June 2020

This month’s paper was Lack of Diversity in Simulation Technology  by Conigliaro et al from Simulation in Healthcare. Vic and Ben were joined by Jess and our special guest and this month’s expert commentator, Dr Karanjot Lall (@KaranjotLall). See the summary here. We spoke about the paper’s findings – the […]


Simulcast Journal Club July 2020 – Including Med Students in Simulation Workforce

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, […]


106 The COVID-19 Intubation Box

The COVID intubation box, a hot topic on social media – is it safe or effective?  Jessica (not Jesse…) hosts her first podcast with guests Jonathan Begley, Albert Chan and Vic Brazil exploring a new paper in Anaesthesia – An aerosol box for intubation in COVID-19 patients: an in-situ simulation crossover study. <link https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/anae.15115 >  We cover why […]


Simulcast Journal Club June 2020 – Diversity in Simulation

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, […]


105 Simulcast Journal Club Monthly Podcast May 2020

Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month(s) – Cheng, A et al  A Conceptual Framework for the Development of Debriefing Skills.  – and attempt to summarise the brilliant discussion from the blog comments. Read the summary here We discuss the elements of ‘good debriefing’, reflect on the value of having a conceptual framework for […]


104 Women in Simulation

Vic spoke with (Dr) Jess Stokes-Parish and Steph Barwick about the ‘Women in Simulation’ Initiative within Simulation Australasia. Diversity is important in professional communities and Steph and Jess explained a bit about the background to this initiative, the work so far and how this can positively influence policy and support diversity […]


103 Simulation or Simulacrum: Can Simulation Be Too Real?

Can simulation be ‘too real’? Can this ‘hyper-reality’ actually have negative impacts on learning?  Vic takes a deep breath and dives into theory with the team from Queens University Belfast, including Jenny Johnston, Helen Reid and Gerry Gormley. We discuss their recent Medical Education article – Into the uncanny valley: simulation versus simulacrum?   Eve Purdy joined the chat to […]


102 – Simulcast Journal Club Monthly Podcast April 2020

This month Ben and Vic discuss 4 papers, in a bit of a variation to our usual format.  In the first paper, the authors compare VR and ‘live’ team-based simulation for interprofessional student groups, and suggest these modalities have the same outcome, as measured by performance on a team communication assessment. Next we discuss Natarajah and colleagues’ brilliant work […]


101 – Simulcast Team Debrief: COVID-19 Edition

In this podcast, we got the full team together, Vic, Ben, Jess and Jesse, and thought we would “show our workings” through having a structured team debrief while looking in on any lessons emerging from our individual work contexts. This is situated in the context of working through COVID-19 pandemic.


100 – Advances in Simulation: Living the Title With New EIC, Gabe Reedy

Dr Gabe Reedy has been announced as the new Editor in Chief for Advances in Simulation. Vic speaks with him about his background, his vision for the journal, and the role of journals in supporting healthcare workers, simulationists and academics during the COVID-19 pandemic.  His gives tribute to Professor Debra Nestel, the outgoing EIC, and tells us he […]


99 – Advances in Simulation: Bringing Sim to the Masses

In this next instalment in our collaboration with Advances in Simulation, Ben speaks with Dr Barbara Walsh and discussant Dr Ben Lawton (@paedsem) regarding how to bring simulation to the masses.  Community-based in situ simulation: bringing simulation to the masses  Authors: Barbara M. Walsh, Marc A. Auerbach, Marcie N. Gawel, Linda L. Brown, Bobbi J. Byrne and […]


98 – Lessons Learned in Sim and Education: A Montage of Friends of Simulcast

In this episode, we’ve asked five of our simulation colleagues to tell us what they’re doing, what they’ve found and any advice they might have for others as they work with their clinical colleagues on this challenge. In this episode you’ll hear from:  Albert Chan (@gaseousXchange) from Hong Kong , […]


Simulcast Journal Club March 2020 – Conceptual Framework for Development of Debriefing Skills

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 […]


96 – Simulcast Journal Club Podcast Feb 2020: Virtual Communities of Practice

Finding our (sim) people in a globally connected world – Virtual Communities of Practice  How do we find our simulation friends online? What supports the formation and nurturing of these professional groups? This month Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month…..   Thoma, B., Brazil, V., Spurr, J., Palaganas, J., Eppich, W., […]


95 – Book Review: Healthcare Simulation Research – A Practical Guide

Looking for that next step in your healthcare simulation research journey?  In this episode, Vic reviews Healthcare Simulation Research – A Practical Guide with two of the editors –Debra Nestel and Aaron Calhoun.   This book covers a vast array of research topics, with 48 chapters written by experts in their fields, with practical advice for […]


Simulcast Journal Club February 2020

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, […]


94 – Simulcast Journal Club Monthly Wrap Podcast November/December 2019

Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month and consider the learning impact for active participants versus observers in sim. Vic stumbles her way through explaining a meta-analysis…  Delisle, M., Ward, M., Pradarelli, J., Panda, N., Howard, J. and Hannenberg, A. (2019). Comparing the Learning Effectiveness of Healthcare Simulation in the Observer Versus […]


93 – What Does Learning Look Like? With Jen Keast.

Vic interviews Jen Keast (@jenkeastsim) about her PhD work on developing Medical Students’ Acute Patient Management Skills. They take a deep dive into how theory informs teaching practice for students – cognitive load, flow theory, and more. Jen explains the role of ‘in game coaching’ and how to design longitudinal curriculum. And if you’re […]


92 – Simulcast Journal Club Podcast Monthly Wrap October 2019

Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month and all things clinical event debriefing with our expert commentator Dr Laura Rock (@laurakanerock)  Rose, M. and Rose, K. (2018). Use of a Surgical Debriefing Checklist to Achieve Higher Value Health Care. American Journal of Medical Quality, 33(5), pp.514-522.  Brindle, M., Henrich, N., […]


Simulcast Journal Club November 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, […]


91 – Advances in Simulation: Sim for clinical systems and facilities testing

In the latest instalment of our Advances in Simulation (@AdvinSimulation) series, Vic was joined by Nora Colman (@noracolman) and Sue Barnes to discuss how simulation can be used to plan and test new healthcare facilities and systems.  They each brought immense personal experience to their publications, and we discussed ways to smooth the paths for others with […]


90 – Simulcast at ASC19 Montage

We share some highlights of the #SimCongress19 held on the Gold Coast, Australia. The episode includes thoughtful reflections from our own Ben Symon, an interview with Tash Yates (@DrTashY)  about simulation to shape resilience in medical students, and Ian Summers (@IanMeducator)  on the conference highlights.  Thinking about conferences in 2020? Some links to the events Vic […]


89 – Simulcast Journal Club Podcast Monthly Wrap September 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,   Kolbe, M., Eppich, W., Rudolph, J., Meguerdichian, M., Catena, H., Cripps, A., Grant, V. and Cheng, […]


Simulcast Journal Club October 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, […]


88 – Simulcast Presents at ASC19 – Leadership with Sarah Janssens

At our live ‘Simulcast presents..” session at the Australasian Simulation Congress, Vic interviewed Sarah Janssens (@SJanssensSimOG), an Obstetrician / Gynaecologist ad simulation leader from the Mater Hospital. They speak about Sarah’s research on shared leadership in maternity teams – including models of leadership, measures of team performance, and what it means for how […]


87 – #HcSimWeek19 STORK Team

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/


Simulcast Journal Club September 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, […]


84 – Book Review: Healthcare Simulation at a Glance

Vic speaks with Kirsty Forrest (@forrest_kirsty) Glance about simulation, book writing and lifelong learning. Kirsty and Judy McKimm have co-edited an easy to read book with diverse contributors.  The book can be viewed/ purchased here.   https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Healthcare+Simulation+at+a+Glance-p-9781118871836


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, […]


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. 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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


52 – Rapport with Jenny Rudolph

So we all need to get along in simulation debriefing, right?  So easy to say, and yet rapport building can be difficult in any group, let alone one that has just been confronted with their own performance  Jenny Rudolph from the Center for Medical Simulation was our guest in discussing […]


Simulcast Journal Club Podcast 13 Monthly Wrap

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.  Kumar A, Sturrock S, Wallace EM, et al. Evaluation of learning from Practical Obstetric […]


Simulcast Journal Club April 2018 – Unconditional Love

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 […]


Simulcast Journal Club Podcast 12 Monthly Wrap

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.  Eppich, W. and Cheng, A. (2015). Promoting Excellence and Reflective Learning in Simulation (PEARLS). […]


Simulcast Journal Club March 2018 – PEARLS Before Snythe

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 […]


Simulcast Journal Club Podcast 11 February Wrap

Welcome to the Simulcast Journal Club Podcast and monthly wrap post. Please read our pdf summary of the November Journal Club article, the month’s discussion and our expert commentary here.   Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month.  Hicks, C. and Petrosoniak, A.   “The Human Factor : Optimising Trauma Team Performance in Dynamic Clinical Environments ”  Emergency Medicine […]


Advances in Simulation: SESAM

Our next joint podcast with Advances in Simulation focused on the SESAM Conference.  SESAM is the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine, and hosts an annual conference.  This podcast was inspired by a blog post by Gabe Reedy highlighting the ‘best of’ work presented at SESAM 2017 in […]


Simulcast Journal Club February 2018 – Sound and Fury

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 […]


Advances in Simulation: Learning From Success

In the next of our series with Advances in Simulation, we consider Dieckmann et al.  Variation and adaptation: learning from success in patient safety-oriented simulation training  In their own words “we describe the learning from success (LFS) approach to simulation and debriefing. Drawing on several theoretical frameworks, we suggest supplementing […]