This is a PowerPoint presentation to educate simulation faculty in basic skills for effective simulation training. It contains must-know tactics to help learners maximize education time and achieve objectives. If you are a simulation instructor or faculty, you can use this presentation to solidify some essential skills. Alternatively, if you are somebody who educates instructors, you can use this presentation as a tool to help them better learn their role. Let us know what you think!
You can view the presentaiton below, or you may download it using the following link:
Effective Emergency Medicine Simulation Training.pptx
Attached is a document containing a template feedback tool for simulation assessment of a learner. It is a simple, focused and incredibly helpful way to focus feedback on the critical learning objectives of the simulation. It also provides a ready tool for evaluation of learners in relation to each other.
Simulation Assessment and Feedback Tool.docx
Attached is the document Debriefing as Formative Assessment: Closing Performance Gaps in Medical Education.
The authors present a four-step model of debriefing as formative assessment that blends evidence and theory from education research, the social and cognitive sciences, experience drawn from conducting over 3,000 debriefings, and teaching debriefing to approximately 1,000 clinicians worldwide. The steps are to: 1) note salient performance gaps related to predetermined objectives, 2) provide feedback describing the gap, 3) investigate the basis for the gap by exploring the frames and emotions contributing to the current performance level, and 4) help close the performance gap through discussion or targeted instruction about principles and skills relevant to performance. The authors propose that the model, designed for postsimulation debriefings, can also be applied to bedside teaching in the emergency department (ED) and other clinical settings.
ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE 2008; 15:1010–1016 ª 2008 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Debriefing as Formative Assessment.pdf
This spreadsheet contains the simulation curriculum for the Madigan Army Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine.
A well-run simulation program requires concerted effort from upper-level leadership to standardize optimal methods of course construction. This often entails creating a document that specifically outlines roles and responsibilities of the various people involved so that tasks can be managed in an efficient and predictable manner. The Word document attached below outlines the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for conducting simulation exercises at Madigan Army Medical Center for the Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM). In it, you will find the roles and responsibilities of the simulation course director (SCD).
If you are a simulation course director or manage a simulation program, this is a great starting place for creating your own SOP.
DEM Simulation Course SOP.docx