Simulation Faculty Debriefing Course held in Antrim on 3 April 2017
The first NISHFN Simulation Faculty Debriefing Course was held at Antrim Area Hospital on the 3 April 2017. There were six candidates from a variety of specialties and medical and nursing backgrounds. When asked what they hoped to gain examples included
- To develop skills in debrief especially difficult debrief
- Gain strategies to enable me to deliver more effective debrief sessions
- An understanding of the principals of de-brief and theory behind it so that I can apply this in my work setting, should we develop simulation-based training in psychiatry in the future.
The course programme included short presentations and interactive simulated scenarios which are then debriefed. The candidate is asked to debrief a relatively straightforward scenario which is undertaken by their fellow participants. The faculty will contribute alternative phrases, positioning or body language to observe any change on group dynamics and the effectiveness of the debrief.
Everyone enjoyed the course and importantly felt that it met their learning objectives as well as reporting improved levels of confidence in debriefing including the difficult debrief.
Suggestions for change have been sought and will be used to inform the development of future courses but overall thanks to the participation and engagement of the candidates everyone felt that this was a successful course.
- “thank you for this helpful course”
- “Thanks for a really informative and interactive day. It was a great balance of discussion and practical and gave a good feel for the theory of debrief.”
I would personally like to thank the faculty whose expertise and experience was so significant in the smooth running and success of the course. The next course at Altnagelvin Hospital on 12th May is fully-booked but we look forward to welcoming more medical, nursing and paramedic staff on future courses.
Dr Sara Lawson
ADEPT Simulation Fellow and Secretary of NISHFN