August 7, 2020By Peter Dieckmann

How Many Do Well Often: Learning From Success in Mundane Situations

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Presentation Details

August 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM, Pacific Coast Time Zone

Presented by: Peter Dieckmann PhD

Presentation Abstract

Healthcare professionals do a lot everyday that helps to keep patients safe. They do so in highly complex, ever changing conditions – keeping performance to a large extend within a corridor of normal performance. Safety work and simulation practice, however, concentrate to a large extend on those moments, where things go wrong. The learning from success approach (LFS) in mundane situations supplements this practice, by helping participants, understand in detail, how they create good (not perfect) performance in those situations that many encounter often – situations that we call mundane. This approach opens up the larger part of practice (the regular good performance) as learning space and sets the focus on prevention of threats to safety and quality. The webinar will discuss the theoretical foundations of this approach, LFS practices, as well as potentials and limitations. Further reading:

Duration (Hours): 1
Type of Offering: Webinar
Teaching Method: Lecture with Slide Presentation

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the implication of variations in complex systems on simulation-based learning.
  2. Apply at least two practices to support learning from success.
  3. Discuss the potentials and limitations of mundane practice for simulation-based learning.

Suggested Learner Level: Intermediate

Presenter Biography

Peter Dieckmann PhD
Senior Scientist, Professor
Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES) and University of Stavanger, Norway

Peter Dieckmann is work and organisational psychologist working as Senior Scientist at the Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES) and as professor for healthcare education and patient safety with the University of Stavanger, Norway. His research interest lies in increasing patient safety and quality of care via the use of simulation and experiential learning and research methods. Peter focuses on research on simulation (e.g. effective simulation scenarios and debriefings) and research with simulation (e.g. using simulation to investigate and optimize care processes). Outside of simulation, Peter works with medication safety, clinical debriefings, (national) culture, and psychological safety. Peter also has a strong experience in Train-the-Trainer courses, teaching healthcare professionals to work effectively with simulation, as well as in courses on conflict management and psychological safety. Peter is past president of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM) and senior editor for the journal “Advances in Simulation”. Peter published conceptual work that has made an impact on the simulation scene for many years. He combines theoretical insights with practical considerations to make a difference for healthcare professionals.


I am in the Executive Board of the EuSim group, providing simulation faculty development programmes. The professorship, I hold with the University of Stavanger, is financed by an unconditional grant by the Laerdal foundation to the University of Stavanger.

Category: Education
Tags: complexity, debriefing, improvement, LFS, most-watched, new, patient safety, resilience, safetyII, simulation