Podcast 008: Data-driven clinical debriefing

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In this podcast, Vinay Nadkarni joins Adam Cheng to discuss clinical debriefing and the importance of quantitative data to inform the debriefing process.  Dr. Nadkarni reflects on the robust post-cardiac arrest data-driven clinical debriefing program that has been established in his own institution and discusses the key ingredients for improving patient outcomes.1–3


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Vinay Nadkarni

Vinay Nadkarni

Dr. Nadkarni is medical and research director of the Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds the institution’s Endowed Chair in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and has been an international leader for development and implementation of critical care and resuscitation science in both resource-rich and resource-poor environments.
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Adam Cheng

Adam Cheng

Director, Research and Development at the KidSIM-ASPIRE Simulation Research Program, University of Calgary
Adam Cheng is a Pediatric Emergency Doctor at Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, Canada. As a clinician scientist in the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Adam conducts research focusing on cardiac arrest, CPR quality and debriefing. He helped to co-found the Debrief2Learn website.
Adam Cheng