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 and really sets up the educational event for success or otherwise. There was a strong theme to keep it simple and not overburden participants with difficult diagnostic cases if simulator cues are relatively poor, which might add to cognitive load without effective educational effect. In the episode we mentioned the yet to be published work by Chris Hicks, Andrew Petrosoniak and the St Mike’s Toronto team. To inform their stress inoculation training intervention study, a delphi study was conducted and ranked diagnostic ambiguity as one of the most significant stressors faced by emergency healthcare providers.
We also profiled Kyla’s EM simcases blog – a #FOAMed resource with pre-written cases, templates and more. Check out this resource and Kyla also encouraged listeners to send simulation scenario cases for peer review if interested.