Simulcast Journal Club Podcast 5 & May 2017 Wrap

In an effort to streamline blog posts, we are continuing a merged Journal Club Podcast and monthly wrap post.pdf

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



In our May journal club podcast Ben and Vic discuss the papers of the month – a duo on Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice and the approach to debriefing in this format

Structuring feedback and debriefing to achieve mastery learning goals Eppich WJ1, Hunt EA, Duval-Arnould JM, Siddall VJ, Cheng A. Acad Med. 2015;90:00–00.  First published online doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000934

Pediatric resident resuscitation skills improve after “Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice” training Hunt EA, Duval-Arnould JM, Nelson-McMillan KL, Bradshaw JH, Diener-West M, Perretta JS, Shilkofski NA. Resuscitation. 2014 Jul;85(7):945-51. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2014.02.025. Epub 2014 Mar 4.


We then reviewed some recent papers

  1. Theilen, Ulf et al.Regular in-situ simulation training of paediatric Medical Emergency Team leads to sustained improvements in hospital response to deteriorating patients, improved outcomes in intensive care and financial savings. Resuscitation , Volume 115 , 61 – 67

A nice segue from Hunt et al – translating outcomes from individual performance improvement to patient and systems level outcomes


  1. Maicher, Kellen et al. Developing a Conversational Virtual Standardized Patient to Enable Students to Practice History-Taking Skills. Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare: April 2017 – Volume 12 – Issue 2 – p 124–131

One for the technology enthusiasts – using AI/ natural language processing to create patients we can have conversations with. Make sure you watch movies like Ex Machina and Passengers for your background reading 😊


And Ben introduced next month’s paper on peer coaching.

Cheng, Adam et al. “Coaching the Debriefer: Peer Coaching to Improve Debriefing Quality in Simulation Programs” Simulation in Healthcare : The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Publish Ahead of Print, POST AUTHOR CORRECTIONS, 20 May 2017


Looking forward to another great discussion