Simulcast Journal Club Podcast 9 & October Wrap


Welcome to the Simulcast Journal Club Podcast and monthly wrap post.

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


Two announcements to kick off our October Journal club podcast. 

  1. Check out the great work of Komal Baja and colleagues in producing a PEARLs debriefing infographic – a design informed presentation of the framework originally developed by Walter Eppich and Adam Cheng. All the materials free to download here and please provide feedback to the team in a 5 minute survey on the site. 
  2. Join the online discussion with our friends at Academic Life in Emergency Medicine in the Case of the Difficult Debrief. In a collaboration with Simulcast, theMEdICteam have presented an interesting case for discussion and we’ll be doing a podcast wrap at the conclusion of the case. 


We then discuss the paper of the month. 

“The Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) Standards of Best Practice (SOBP).” 

Lewis, K., Bohnert, C., Gammon, W., Hölzer, H., Lyman, L., Smith, C., Thompson, T., Wallace, A. and Gliva-McConvey, G. (2017). Advances in Simulation, 2(1). 


And a few other sim papers across a range of topics and research methods. 

The pillars of well-constructed simulated patient programs: A qualitative study with experienced educators. Shane A. Pritchard, Felicity C. Blackstock, Jennifer L. Keating & Debra Nestel. Medical Teacher Vol. 39 , Iss. 11,2017 

Simulation-Based Mastery Learning for Thoracentesis Skills Improves Patient Outcomes: A Randomized Trial. Barsuk, Jeffrey H. MD, MS; Cohen, Elaine R. MEd; Williams, Mark V. MD; Scher, Jordan; Jones, Sasha F.; Feinglass, Joe PhD; McGaghie, William C. PhD; O’Hara, Kelly MD; Wayne, Diane B. MD. Academic Medicine: Post Author Corrections: October 24, 2017 

Documentation framework for healthcare simulation quality improvement activities. Melanie Barlow, Robyn Dickie, Catherine Morse, Donna Bonney and Robert Simon. Advances in Simulation 2017 2:19 


Next month Ben offers us ‘clickbait’ ( his words) to join the November discussion of a classic paper  

Establishing a Safe Container for Learning in Simulation: The Role of the Presimulation Briefing 

Rudolph, Jenny W. PhD; Raemer, Daniel B. PhD; Simon, Robert EdD. Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare: December 2014 – Volume 9 – Issue 6 – p 339–349 


Looking forward to another great discussion