Blended approach

Podcast E002: Blended approaches to debriefing

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In this podcast, Walter Eppich and Michaela Kolbe talk about blended debriefing strategies. Rather than using a single approach, Walter and and Michaela explore complementary blended debriefing approaches based on their papers on this topic,1,2 which allows debriefers to adapt their debriefing approaches based on their skills and other factors such as debriefing location, learner group, available time, etc. Several other studies are discussed.3–5

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Kolbe M, Weiss M, Grote G, et al. TeamGAINS: a tool for structured debriefings for simulation-based team trainings. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013;22(7):541-553. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2012-000917
Eppich W, Cheng A. Promoting Excellence and Reflective Learning in Simulation (PEARLS). Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. 2015;10(2):106-115. doi: 10.1097/sih.0000000000000072
Ahmed M, Arora S, Russ S, Darzi A, Vincent C, Sevdalis N. Operation Debrief. Annals of Surgery. 2013;258(6):958-963. doi: 10.1097/sla.0b013e31828c88fc
Krogh K, Bearman M, Nestel D. “Thinking on your feet”—a qualitative study of debriefing practice. Adv Simul. 2016;1(1). doi: 10.1186/s41077-016-0011-4
Arora S, Ahmed M, Paige J, et al. Objective Structured Assessment of Debriefing. Annals of Surgery. 2012;256(6):982-988. doi: 10.1097/sla.0b013e3182610c91
Michaela Kolbe

Michaela Kolbe

Michaela Kolbe, PhD is a psychologist and the Director of the Simulation Center of the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. She uses simulation for training clinicians and for her research in education, psychology and organizational behavior. She publishes widely in psychological, healthcare, and simulation journals and books and is a member of several editorial boards.
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Walter Eppich

Walter Eppich

Director, Faculty Development at the Department of Medical Education, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Walter Eppich practices pediatric emergency medicine at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He teaches about simulation, faculty development, and debriefing around the world. A candidate for a PhD in Medical Education at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, Walter studies the role of talk as a medium of learning for individuals and teams. He is a co-founder of Debrief2Learn.
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