In this podcast, Walter Eppich and Michaela Kolbe speak about blended debriefing strategies. Rather than using a single approach, Walter and and Michaela explore complementary blended debriefing approaches based on their papers on this topic (1,2), which allows debriefers to adapt their debriefing approaches based on their skills and other factors such as debriefing location, learner group, available time, etc. Several other studies are discussed (3-5).
1. Kolbe M, Weiss M, Grote G, et al. TeamGAINS: a tool for structured debriefings for simulation-based team trainings. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013;22(7):541-553. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2012-000917
2. Eppich W, Cheng A. Promoting Excellence and Reflective Learning in Simulation (PEARLS). Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. 2015;10(2):106-115. doi: 10.1097/sih.0000000000000072
3. Ahmed M, Arora S, Russ S, Darzi A, Vincent C, Sevdalis N. Operation Debrief. Annals of Surgery. 2013;258(6):958-963. doi: 10.1097/sla.0b013e31828c88fc
4. Krogh K, Bearman M, Nestel D. “Thinking on your feet”—a qualitative study of debriefing practice. Adv Simul. 2016;1(1). doi: 10.1186/s41077-016-0011-4
5. Arora S, Ahmed M, Paige J, et al. Objective Structured Assessment of Debriefing. Annals of Surgery. 2012;256(6):982-988. doi: 10.1097/sla.0b013e3182610c91