Yearly archives: 2021


Ben and Vic kicked off this episode talking about some upcoming healthcare simulation events – NYSIM Hot topics virtual symposium October 22nd (USA) , The ASPIH ‘Moving Upstream’ conference 8th – 10th November (UK), and the RCPSC 2021 Simulation Summit, November 4th and 5th (Canada)  We gave some shout outs to friends of Simulcast who’ve joined us in Twitter conversations and […]

138 Journal Club Podcast October 2021


There is a new journal on the block. The International Journal of Healthcare Simulation – Advances in Theory and Practice is led by Editor in Chief Debra Nestel AM and “provides a forum to share scholarly practice for advances in simulation across diverse applications in health and social care.” Peer viewed, and open access, IJOHS is jointly owned by […]

137 New Journal – International Journal of Healthcare Simulation




We recorded the September Journal Club during Healthcare Simulation Week – a chance to reflect on the amazing work of the healthcare simulation community.   Our first paper showcased the work of the STEPs (Simulation To Enhance Patient Safety) team at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth. Rory Trawber et al. write about Improving Simulation Accessibility in a Hospital Setting […]

135 Journal Club Podcast September 2021


This special episode is s joint release from Simulcast and The Emergency Mind podcast, with Vic talking with co-hosts Dan Dworkis and Andrea Austin.  We start by discussing what Dan and Andrea mean by ‘Emergency Mind’ – “Leveraging the mental models and lessons from his own practice of emergency medicine—as well as from experts in the military, business, and athletic worlds—how […]

134 Simulcast Emergency Mind Crossover


In the August Journal Club episode Ben and Vic look at articles involving the clinical outcomes from simulation training, trauma team leadership and serious games. We applauded a study looking at the association of simulation training with rates of medical malpractice claims among obstetrician–gynaecologists. This segued nicely into discussion of return on Investment for QI/ educational interventions offer to us by Shah and […]

133 Journal Club Podcast August 2021



How should we design and deliver healthcare Simulation Fellowships?   In this episode of the podcast we discuss the thoughtful approach taken by Michael  Meguerdichian, Komal Bajaj and Katie Walker at NYHHC Sim, and their recent paper on the topic in Advances in Simulation – Fundamental underpinnings of simulation education: describing a four-component instructional design approach to healthcare simulation fellowships.  We […]

132 Advances in Simulation: FUSE for Fellowships



We know that simulation debriefing can be hard. Poor facilitation risks psychological safety breaches or simply ineffective conversations. Faculty development probably helps us improve, especially if its part of a community of practice. The Meta Debrief Club in NHS Lothian draws on these principles in their monthly ‘debrief the debrief’ sessions.  Ed Mellanby, Nathan Oliver and Chris Schnieke-Kind offer us the story of how the Meta Debrief […]

130 Meta Debrief Club



Practising communication, with good feedback, helps us get better at our jobs in healthcare. This is especially important for ‘high stakes communication’ (but really is there any other kind 😊). In this episode of Simulcast, Vic speaks with Laura Rock about her recent paper – Communication as a High-Stakes Clinical Skill: “Just-in-Time” Simulation and Vicarious Observational Learning […]

129 Just-in-time Sim for Communication, with Laura Rock


Ben and Vic are joined by Eve Purdy this month to discuss the UK national strategy for simulation, how to prepare for for systems-based simulation (the ‘pre-work phase’) , cultural consideration in simulation debriefing, and how simulations in ACLS training may perpetuate gender bias in emergency medicine.  We give a shout out to ASPiH, the UK based learned sociality for healthcare simulation, […]

128 Journal Club Monthly Podcast May 2021




Ben and Vic dive into video supported feedback of actual resuscitations in this months Simulcast Journal Club. We review 2 papers on the topic – Filming for auditing of real-life emergency teams: a systematic review – and a case study of a Canadian emergency department experience – Ethical, legal and administrative implications of the use of video and audio recording . In […]

126 Journal Club Monthly Podcast April 2021


Vic is joined by Susan Eller to review the highlights form the recent SESAM (Society for Simulation in Europe) conference. They pick our messages from the keynote speakers including Vicki LeBlanc, Patrea Andresen, Cristina Diaz-Navarro, and Doris Ostergaard. There are also some reflections on how to run a great virtual conference, and trends in using simulation for systems. Congrats to Marc Lazarovici , […]

125 Simulcast at SESAM Conference 2021




This month Ben and Vic discuss articles about engaging with children, parents and caregivers in healthcare simulation – as educators, as simulated patients and as learners in sim.  Ben shares his own experience in  partnering with consumers , and of others in developing “paediatric patient-focused and family-focused simulations”  Vic reviews a qualitative exploratory analysis […]

123 Journal Club Monthly Podcast March 2021


In our latest episode in the collaboration with Advances in Simulation, Vic speaks with Christina Condon and Suzanne Gough, two of the authors on a recent paper on VR simulation for clinical care of patients with respiratory conditions. We talk about research process, VR modalities, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and future direction for research in the field of […]

122 Advances in Simulation: Virtual Reality in Clinical Care




This month Ben and Vic review a landmark paper on fidelity in simulation –   Hamstra S, Brydges R, Hatala R et al. Reconsidering Fidelity in Simulation-Based Training. Academic Medicine 2014;89:387-392.  – and attempt to summarise the excellent discussion this month. Reconsidering our terminology and renewing our focus on learning tasks were recurring themes.  Our next […]

Journal Club Monthly Podcast February 2021



Introduction :   Welcome to simulcast journal club! Each month we discuss an article on simulation and discuss it with colleagues around the world.  Every comment is valued and appreciated, we hope you join us in our ongoing virtual community of practice.  Title :  “Functional Task Alignment”  The Article :  Hamstra S, Brydges R, Hatala R […]

Journal Club February 2021 _ Functional Task Alignment