In a high fidelity clinical simulation experience, it is important that the person guiding the experience accompany the participants throughout the simulation session so that the activity is an enriching one and that they ensure a pedagogically safe environment.
The goal of this training is to become familiar with the different steps involved in a high fidelity simulation session (greeting-briefing-simulation-debriefing) by utilizing the foundations of learning, as well as with the operations of a simulation day at ESPA-Montréal.
A large portion of the training will focus on principles of debriefing in clinical simulation, since the « debrief » is widely recognized as a tool that aids in developing clinical judgement and allows for the consolidation of learning. The aim will be to develop skills required to facilitate a debriefing session while respecting established best practise standards.
Advanced debriefing in high fidelity clinical simulation
As part of the experience of high-fidelity clinical simulation, debriefing is a recognized educational tool to promote the acquisition of clinical judgment and allow the transfer of knowledge. The debriefer must facilitate the development of critical thinking and clinical judgment in the learner, so that he can improve his future clinical performance. To do this, the debriefer must HELP the learners to understand, analyze and summarize what was experienced during the simulation … in short, must help them to reflect.
The “advanced debriefing” training allows participants who have already experienced SCHF to refocus on their debriefing support and to answer the questions raised by the learners after they have experienced the SCHF. The training also aims to guide people towards exemplary and standardized practices in SCHF in addition to allowing for an exchange of shared experiences. The training focuses more on applied exercises than on the revision of theoretical notions.
Scenario writing in High fidelity clinical simulation
This training aims to equip the person to develop scenarios in high-fidelity clinical simulation (HFCS).
Activities will be include the integration of different tools in order to achieve a realistic scenario.
Individual accompaniment for feedback to facilitators
The ESPA-Montréal resource person will attend the three stages of simulation : the briefing, the simulation and the debriefing, for one of the scenarios planned for the day. She will be an observer and may take notes in order to prepare her feedback. At the end of the day, when the learners leave, the resource person will meet the facilitator for a one-hour period to provide feedback and review principles of practice exemplary in matters of SCHF.
Individual accompaniment for feedback to the facilitator should allow that facilitator to :
Become aware of their strenghts and the quality of their simulation practices ;
Review the need for prior preparation ;
To develop their capacity for fair and timely feedback ;
Become aware of the interventions in his debriefing that require adjustment in order to improve the reflective process among learners ;
Review and practice the principles of effective debriefing to assist in the development of learners.