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Many healthcare simulation programs are aimed at improving patient safety, and yet these programs also carry their own safety risks – to participants, and to the institutions and patients whose safety we are trying to improve.  Ann Mullen joined us in this episode of Simulcast to discuss the Foundation for Simulation Safety – an initiative that she and Dan Raemer from Center for Medical […]

Pause & Discuss – The Harms Involved in Improving Patient ...


Welcome to the Simulcast Journal Club Podcast and September monthly wrap post. Please read our pdf summary of the July Journal Club article, the month’s discussion and our expert commentary here. In our September journal club podcast Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month   Chung HS, Dieckmann P, Issenberg SB. It is time to consider cultural differences […]

Simulcast Journal Club Podcast 8 & September Wrap



In the third of our series with Advances in Simulation, we discuss Tracing the prescription journey: a qualitative evaluation of an interprofessional simulation-based learning activity.  Cooke et al. evaluated an interprofesional simulation activity involving medical and pharmacy students, using a qualitative analysis. The simulation involved followed a patient journey from presentation in a community setting, through an assessment and prescribing process, to the dispensing […]

Advances in Simulation: Tracing the Prescription Journey


Serious Games Stream Ben Symon covered the “Serious Games” stream at the Australasian Simulation Congress in Sydney. Serious Games “…are those designed for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment”.   The ASC included the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge – Australasia (SGSCA), with a number of outstanding entrants.  Dale Linegar convened the Games section of the ASC. He spoke to […]

Official Broadcast: Australasian Simulation Congress – Serious Games Stream


Day 3 at the Australasian Simulation Congress in Sydney Victoria Brazil and Ben Symon hosted a wrap of Day 3 at the ASC.  Our coverage starts with a session on “Hands off teaching” with Rod Peadon and David Gillespie from Coffs Harbour.  We then covered the final health plenary on The future of healthcare simulation, involving some leading figures from the simulation community. Leonie […]

Official Broadcast: Australasian Simulation Congress – Day 3 Wrap









In the second of our series with Advances in Simulation, we consider Ryan Brydges 2016 editorial – From simulation research to education policy: how much evidence is enough?   In this article he considers the question – What level of evidence is required for translation of healthcare simulation research to policy? or institutional practice ?  Ryan uses the specific example […]

Advances in Simulation: From Research to Policy, How Much Evidence ...




Michelle Kelly (@KellyKelmich) was our guest on Simulcast for the inaugural Book Review, discussing Healthcare Simulation Education: Evidence Theory and Practice – a recently published textbook for the simulation practitioner.   Editors Debral Nestel, Michelle Kelly, Brian Jolly and Marcus Watson have drawn together a diverse range of authors to produce […]

Simulcast Book Review – ‘Healthcare Simulation Education: Evidence Theory and ...


Welcome to the Simulcast Journal Club Podcast and July monthly wrap post. Please read our pdf summary of the July Journal Club article, the month’s discussion and our expert commentary here. In our July journal club podcast Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month.  Peterson, Dawn Taylor PhD; Watts, […]

Simulcast Journal Club Podcast 7 & July Wrap



The dasSMACC (social medial and critical care) conference was recently held in Berlin. Simulation was a theme woven throughout the conference, and we thought a simulcast episode recapping on some of the messages and themes was timely. Smacc has arguably redefined the way we think about medical conferences – great […]

ep. 9 – The Trojan Horse of Simulation






Sara-Catrin Cook joined me for short chat about all things sim at smacc. Sara is part of a group who has put together a comprehensive simulation theme woven through the conference, including the SIMHaus – a showcase within the Tempdrom where attendees can meet and talk to other simulation enthusiasts […]

SimHaus at DASSMACC




This month we turned our focus to simulation delivery formats, and in particular a novel approach described recently. Sunga K, Sandefur B, Asirvatham U, et al. LIVE. DIE. REPEAT: a novel instructional method incorporating recursive objective-based gameplay in an emergency medicine simulation curriculum BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning 2016;2:124-126. […]

ep. 8 – Live. Die. Repeat. Gamification of simulation training


In an effort to streamline blog posts, we are trialling a merged Journal Club Podcast and monthly wrap post. There were some great responses from our journal clubbers this month, and we have a non-judgemental expert commentary from debriefing maestro, Dr Adam Cheng. Please read our pdf summary of the article, the month’s […]

Simulcast Journal Club Podcast 4 & April 2017 Wrap


This episode was a ‘mix tape’ of moulage and other techniques to achieve physical realism in simulations – including procedural and anatomy teaching Clare Scott offered her considerable expertise in moulage and making bespoke manikins for trauma simulations. She emphasized keeping in simple, keeping it real and doing your research – online […]

ep 7. Moulage and Making Stuff



In our March journal club podcast Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month Marshall, S. D. (2017) “Helping experts and expert teams perform under duress: an agenda for cognitive aid research.” Anaesthesia, 72: 289–295. doi:10.1111/anae.13707. We shared some highlights from the online discussion, and Ben’s pdf summary is also included here. There’s more to a good […]

Simulcast Journal Club Podcast 3


Learning to be an effective simulation educator is a challenge. Education theory and practice, technical aspects and leadership are just some of the knowledge and skills involved. In this episode of Simulcast we were joined by Demian Szyld, (pronounced ‘shield’…….. “like the weapon” he told me).  Demian (@demianszyld)  is the […]

ep 6. Fellowship of the Sim – Training to be ...


In our February journal club podcast Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month “Communication in interdisciplinary teams: exploring closed-loop communication during in situ trauma team training”. We shared some highlights from the online discussion, and Ben’s pdf summary is also included here. In short, it seems there’s more to communication skills training than […]

Simulcast Journal Club Podcast 2



Happy New Year from Simulcast We’ve really enjoyed the Journal Club at Simulcast over the last 6 months. A great array of articles, insightful comments from readers and nice perspectives from expert contributors, and brilliantly curated by Ben Symon. We hope it’s another way to bring the healthcare simulation community […]

Simulcast Journal Club Podcast 1



Make the unpredictable, predictable enough Case: We considered this an all too familiar case study…… You’re facilitating a sim session in your ED. The junior docs and the nurses arrive,  a few straggle in late. You do a nice RTR (Round the room) but everyone seems a bit anxious and they are shifting in their […]

8 – The Safe Container for Simulation



1 – Pause and Discuss with Jessica Stokes-Parish Jessica Stokes-Parish (@j_stokesparish) was a co-convenor for the 2016 Australasian Simulation Congress. In this short interview on Day 1 we talked about the highlights of the conference so far, and her work on women speakers at conferences and women in STEM more […]

5, 6 & 7 – Vic at Aus Sim Congress



Debriefing is a social event – wisdom from Walter Eppich   Case: Ellen felt anxious walking into the debrief room. The ED team had just finished an in situ simulation where the focus was on rapid sequence intubation (RSI) in head injury, and using the new intubation checklist. This was […]

3 – Eppich Debriefing




Case:  You have been asked to develop a five-year strategic plan for simulation services in your hospital. Through your literature review you recall an article by David Gaba, ‘The future vision of simulation in healthcare’. All your dreams have been answered. In 2004 Gaba mapped the dimensions of organisational applications of simulation. You are thrilled […]

1 – The Future Vision of Simulation in Health Care. ...