Podcast 009: NASA Debriefing Methods

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In this podcast, debrief2learn’s Adam Cheng interviews Dr Lou Halamek from Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital. Over the years, Dr Halamek has spent time at NASA learning how they conduct simulations and debriefings. Here they discuss the NASA style of debriefing, which focuses on performance gaps and improvements, while at the same time de-emphasizing emotions. Dr Halamek described the lessons he learned from NASA debriefings and how they can be applied to healthcare debriefings..

 

Lou Halamek

Lou Halamek

Dr. Halamek is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University and the Founding Director of the Center for Advanced Pediatric and Perinatal Education. He was a member of the original Board of Directors of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the original Editorial Board of Simulation in Healthcare as well as a current member of the Board of Directors of the International Pediatric Simulation Society. He is a practicing neonatologist working in the level IV neonatal intensive care unit at Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and a Special Consultant to the National Steering Committee of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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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