A podcast dedicated to the discussion of healthcare simulation. Debunking dogma, demystifying jargon and translating knowledge. Hosted by Victoria Brazil, Jesse Spurr & Ben Symon
128 Journal Club Monthly Podcast May 2021
Ben and Vic are joined by Eve Purdy this month to discuss the UK national strategy for simulation, how to prepare for for systems-based simulation (the ‘pre-work phase’) , cultural consideration in simulation debriefing, and how simulations in ACLS training may perpetuate gender bias in emergency medicine.
We give a shout out to ASPiH, the UK based learned sociality for healthcare simulation, and their conference in November 2021.
Ben impresses again with his tun of phrase including the ‘visual haiku’, ‘framework mashups’ and ‘paragraph of Purdy’.
Happy listening and look forward to next month!
127 The Ben Symon Special Edition: Educational theories to change your life
In this episode Ben shares a lecture he’s given at The Prince Charles Hospital about his journey as an educator and the ways that some of simulation’s foundational concepts have influenced his practice outside of educational spaces. Through an exploration of psychological safety, above the table negotiation and cultural compression, he invites us to reflect on the ways we generate trust in healthcare, how our words connect us to our colleagues, and how simple acts like clinical handover can impact how we see ourselves and each other.
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Rudolph, J., Raemer, D. and Simon, R., 2014. Establishing a Safe Container for Learning in Simulation. Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 9(6), pp.339-349.
Cheng, A., Palaganas, J., Eppich, W., Rudolph, J., Robinson, T. and Grant, V., 2015. Co-debriefing for Simulation-based Education. Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 10(2), pp.69-75.
Purdy, E., 2021. Simulation and Cultural Compression. [online] ICE Blog. Available at: [Accessed 22 May 2021].
Purdy, E., Alexander, C., Caughley, M., Bassett, S. and Brazil, V., 2019. Identifying and Transmitting the Culture of Emergency Medicine Through Simulation. AEM Education and Training, 3(2), pp.118-128.
126 Journal Club Monthly Podcast April 2021
Ben and Vic dive into video supported feedback of actual resuscitations in this months Simulcast Journal Club. We review 2 papers on the topic - Filming for auditing of real-life emergency teams: a systematic review - and a case study of a Canadian emergency department experience - Ethical, legal and administrative implications of the use of video and audio recording . In reading these we reflect on the use of video for simulation debriefing, and the challenge of finding good evidence to guide our practice.
We chat about 2 other articles focuses on debriefing for systems improvement and on team performance under stress.
Vic suggests we take a look at a UK document outlining a national simulation strategy that might be of interest
Happy listening and look forward to next month!
125 Simulcast at SESAM Conference
Vic is joined by Susan Eller to review the highlights form the recent SESAM (Society for Simulation in Europe) conference. They pick our messages from the keynote speakers including Vicki LeBlanc, Patrea Andresen, Cristina Diaz-Navarro, and Doris Ostergaard. There are also some reflections on how to run a great virtual conference, and trends in using simulation for systems. Congrats to Marc Lazarovici , SESAM President, and the team
124 Advances in Simulation: Translational Simulation in Action
Translational sim in Action
In this episode we consider another Advances in Simulation article - Translational simulation: from description to action
Ben talks with authors Chris Nickson, Steph Barwick and Vic Brazil, and draws out the principles and processes for translational simulation. Chris illustrates the approach describing his own work in ECMO in intensive care
123 Journal Club Monthly Podcast March 2021
This month Ben and Vic discuss articles about engaging with children, parents and caregivers in healthcare simulation - as educators, as simulated patients and as learners in sim.
Ben shares his own experience in partnering with consumers , and of others in developing “paediatric patient-focused and family-focused simulations”
Vic reviews a qualitative exploratory analysis of simulation educators perspectives in working with Child and adolescent simulated patients (CASPs), and the experience of the Boston Children’s hospital in their Ready, Sim Go: an adapted simulation service line for patients and care givers.
Next month – we’re talking all things video, specifically - Video Supported Feedback of Actual Resuscitations.