Altnagelvin: Simulation Faculty Debriefing Course
The NISHFN Simulation Faculty Debriefing Course was held at Altnagelvin Hospital on the 12 May 2017. There were six candidates from a variety of specialties. When asked what they hoped to gain examples included
“Practicalities of simulation training. How to use in my practice”
“Ability and confidence to debrief competently. Develop skills so that I don’t do harm”
“Improve confidence in debrief and provide a structure for providing more meaningful/useful feedback”
The course programme had been updated following feedback from the Antrim course and included an interactive task, short presentations and interactive simulated scenarios which are then debriefed. As before the candidate is asked to debrief a relatively straightforward scenario which is undertaken by their fellow participants. The course faculty contribute to the meta-debrief by providing alternative phrases, positioning or body language to observe any changes in the dynamics and the discussion.
Everyone enjoyed the course and importantly felt that it met their learning objectives as well as reporting improved perceived levels of confidence in debriefing including the difficult debrief.
Thanks to the participation and engagement of the candidates everyone felt that this was a successful course.
“Well organised, good time keeping”
“enjoyable course, good approach having each person perform every role”
“Excellent day, learnt a lot, good take home messages to take even in real life”
I would personally like to thank the faculty whose expertise and experience was so significant in the smooth running and success of the course. Please look out for up-coming dates as we look forward to welcoming more medical, nursing and paramedic staff on future courses.