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 education. Gamble 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.