Jesse Spurr: Safe Debriefing at DFTB17


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This talk was recorded live on the final of DFTB17 in Brisbane. If you missed out in 2017 then why not book your leave for 2018 now. Tickets are on sale for the pre-conference workshops as well as the conference itself at

Jesse Spurr needs very little introduction. Other than being involved in two of the greatest conferences out there (SMACC and DFTB18) Jesse also is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Simulcast.

In this talk from the simulation stream of DFTB17 Jesse talks about the challenges of debriefing outside of the simulation lab. It’s not as hard as you think it is.  He’s going to take you through two key articles from the debriefing literature and show you how you can translate them to real life practice.

Rudolph JW, Raemer DB, Simon R. Establishing a safe container for learning in simulation: the role of the presimulation briefing. Simulation in Healthcare. 2014 Dec 1;9(6):339-49.

Ben Symon and Vic Brazil discussed this classic paper on one of the Simulcast Journal Club podcasts – you can take a listen to it (if you haven’t already done so) here

Eppich WJ, Mullan PC, Brett-Fleegler M, Cheng A. “Let’s Talk About It”: Translating Lessons From Health Care Simulation to Clinical Event Debriefings and Coaching Conversations. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2016 Sep 1;17(3):200-11.

Why not listen listen to the man himself, Walter Eppich, take you through his approach here?

If you want to learn more about what is going on in the world of debriefing then you must check out Simulcast, especially their monthly journal club series, for an accessible and understandable dive into the multi-faceted world of simulation. You might even want to come along to DFTB18 to listen to Jesse, Ben Symon and Vic Brazil too!

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