Skills-based Workshop

Interprofessional Simulation Debriefings: Closing Performance Gaps in Teams

Monday, August 19, 2019, 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Greenway B Room
Theme: Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation

Workshop Description:
How do I debrief learners from other professions? How do I not single out one profession if a person did not do well in the simulation? Healthcare simulation has been increasingly adopted and integrated into curricula as an effective platform for IPE because of what we know in adult learning, experiential learning, deliberate practice, and feedback. Debriefing – the learning conversation post a simulation experience – is the heart of simulation. Faculty development on how to debrief interprofessional teams is necessary. This session will discuss challenges and practice strategies in effectively debriefing interprofessional groups.

Learning Objectives:
1) The participant will analyze challenges that arise in debriefing interprofessional groups.
2) The participant will discuss strategies to overcome challenges in debriefing interprofessional groups.
3) The participant will actively experience challenges that arise in debriefing interprofessional groups as an opportunity to practice discussed debriefing strategies.

Intended Outcomes/Impact on Field:
A growing number of attendees at the Nexus Summit use healthcare simulation in their own institutions. In addition to providing debriefing tools, tips, and techniques, this workshop offers different views on how one thinks and learns in IPE through the powerful concepts provided. This workshop is polished and has been given for the last fourteen years at the Society for Simulation in Healthcare international conference, as well as other global simulation conferences, with extremely positive responses toward impact on debriefing and simulation practice. The Workshop is comprised of snippets of education and activities from a 5-day (3 university unit credit) intense Simulation as a Teaching Tool Course offered globally by the Center for Medical Simulation for the last 14 years with over 4,000 graduates of this course. Program Evaluation from the course indicates that the concepts and activities presented in this workshop are transformative and applicable to individual practice, extending into other unintended areas of daily life.

Funding Attribution: Funded previously by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

Interprofessional Continuing Education

This activity has been planned and implemented by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. In support of improving patient care, The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. The intent is to provide accreditation and continuing education credit for this workshop. For questions regarding continuing education, please email