Kyla Caners (@drcaners) from emsimcases.com was our guest on this Simulcast episode on scenario design. She and Jesse shared tips on knowing what you’re trying to achieve, planning the scenario, using templates, finding ‘supporting objects and ‘road testing’ and peer review for sim cases.
Design requires a lot of attention to detail and really sets up the educational event for success or otherwise. There was a strong theme to keep it simple and not overburden participants with difficult diagnostic cases if simulator cues are relatively poor, which might add to cognitive load without effective educational effect.
We also profiled Kyla’s EM simcases blog – a #FOAMed resource with pre-written cases, templates and more. Check out this resource and Kyla also encouraged listeners to send simulation scenario cases for peer review if interested.