Simulcast Journal Club Podcast 11 February Wrap

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

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



Ben and Vic discuss the paper of the month. 

Hicks, C. and Petrosoniak, A.   “The Human Factor : Optimising Trauma Team Performance in Dynamic Clinical Environments ”  Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, 36(1), pp.1-17 


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

  1. Jessica B. Stokes-Parisha,Robbert Duvivier, Brian Jolly. Investigating the impact of moulage on simulation engagement — A systematic review. Nurse Education Today 64 (2018) 49 – 55 


  1. McGrath BA,Doherty C, Moore JA, et al. The role of high-fidelity simulation in designing emergency airway management algorithms: the experience of the UK National Tracheostomy safety projectBMJ STEL Published Online First 2017 doi:10.1136/bmjstel-2017-000267 


  1. Katie A.Haerling. Cost-Utility Analysis of Virtual and Mannequin-Based SimulationSim Healthcare 13:34–41, 2018 


  1. Dennis T.Hsieh ,  Wendy C. Coates. Poverty Simulation: An Experiential Learning Tool for Teaching Social Determinants of Health. AEM Education and Training 2018;2:51–54. 


Next month Ben Invites us to join the March discussion of a classic paper  

Eppich, W. and Cheng, A. (2015). Promoting Excellence and Reflective Learning in Simulation (PEARLS). Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 10(2), pp.106-115. 


Looking forward to another great discussion  


3 thoughts on “Simulcast Journal Club Podcast 11 February Wrap

  • Chris Nickson

    A fantastic discussion highlighting another trove of interesting papers – thanks!


    PS. I think the link to the pdf with Vicki Le Blanc’s expert comments is broken – I’m keen to read!

  • @nickharveysmith

    Really interesting papers again – thanks to all and sorry to be late to the conversation.

    Couple of comments:

    Katie Haerling’s paper: It would be interesting to do a follow-up knowledge retention and transfer study 6 months down the line to see if actually physically doing stays in memory longer than virtually doing which might show some longer term benefit of mannequin based simulation.

    Hicks and Petrosoniak’s paper: I was recently lucky enough to observe on part of a police hosting negotiators course and it was interesting to see some cross over of ideas between what they do and what was mentioned in the paper. The negotiators have what they term as a No. 1 doing the actual negotiation (running the trauma) whilst the No. 2 listens in and feeds idea’s back to No. 1 with a 3rd person (No. 4 – don’t ask!) doing the boards (scribe). It would be nice to see more cross over of ideas with other professions (rather than continually going down the air industry comparisons where there is probably less similarities – After all pilots have limits on the amounts of time they can fly and no one comes in to the cockpit just as they’re landing to tell them about another plane the they might need to land (rant over)!

    Finally to put a question out there – Do people think there can be a danger than over-learning (and deliberate practice) can develop in to mass practice and the illusion of mastery if people are not careful?



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