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 in Myanmar, using a low cost simulator for training to use air enemas in paediatric intussusception, with measurably improved patient outcomes.
In our third paper, Brown and colleagues offers a new approach to debriefing large groups, such as might be needed in large scale trauma simulations – offer us ‘simultaneous successive debriefing’.
And finally – we discuss Laura Rock’s BMJ Opinion piece – Don’t answer feelings with facts. Guidance for our conversations in the clinical and simulation contexts, and well beyond.
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All the best