Simulcast Journal Club Podcast 2

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 recipes!

We then reviewed 3 recent papers (all Open Access, and links below)  #FOAMsim [Symbol]

Design of simulation-based medical education and advantages and disadvantages of in situ simulation versus off-site simulation.  Sørensen et al. BMC Medical Education (2017) 17:20

Observer roles that optimise learning in healthcare simulation education: a systematic review O’Regan et al. Advances in Simulation (2016) 1:4

A systematic review: Children & Adolescents as simulated patients in health professional educationGamble et al. Advances in Simulation (2016) 1:1

And Ben gave us a taster for next month’s paper – 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

Lots of practical points in the podcast for simulation practitioners, and also lessons for those of us embarking on research looking for methods expertise.

About Ben Symon

Ben is a Paediatric Emergency Physician at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane and a Simulation Educator at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. He currently teaches on a variety of paediatric simulation based courses on paediatric resuscitation, trauma and CRM principles. Ben has a growing interest in encouraging clinical educators to be more familiar with simulation research.

4 thoughts on “Simulcast Journal Club Podcast 2

  • Ben Symon Post author

    Just a quick note that the pdf summary for this month including Sandra Viggers’ expert commentary will be uploaded soon.

  • Kara

    Thanks Ben and Vic for a really interesting podcast and highlighting great points for discussion. Ben, I was glad when you said the observers were a ‘blind spot’-we’ve looked at two opportunities to involve observers in the simulations we run just today so thanks for bringing in that article. -Kara

    • Ben Symon Post author

      Thanks Kara! I’m pretty good with blindspots. As in having them. As in having a lot of them.. So I’m loving learning from all these articles, it’s such a fun journey, glad to have you along!

  • Stephanie O'Regan

    Thanks Vic and Ben for the very generous comments you gave regarding our paper on observers. I agree that this has been a bit of a blind spot, and I’m hopeful that the further work we are doing around this topic will shine a little more light in this area.


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