In this interactive lecture, Dr. Betsy Hunt, from Johns Hopkins University, discusses Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice (RCDP)1, a novel instructional method for simulation-based learning that incorporates multiple repetitions of short simulations with interspersed feedback. In a prospective pre-post interventional study of RCDP for cardiac arrest management, Dr. Hunt found that this method was associated with improvement in key performance measures for high quality life support in the first five minutes of resuscitation. Dr. Hunt discusses the ideal context for using RCDP, how to design scenarios for RCDP and explores how feedback delivered during RCDP is different than traditional terminal debriefing.
What do you think about RCDP? What have your experiences been with RCDP? How should feedback be structured during RCDP?2 Is there still a role for terminal debriefing in RCDP, and if so, what should the focus be on during debriefing?