October 22, 2020By Adam Cheng

Virtual Debriefing in the Age of COVID-19

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Presentation Details

November 9, 2020 at 9:00 AM, Pacific Coast Time Zone

Presented by: Adam Cheng MD, FRCPC

Presentation Abstract

Many simulation programs have recently shifted towards providing remote simulations with virtual debriefings. Virtual debriefings require simulation educators to facilitate discussions through web-based videoconferencing platforms. Facilitating debriefings through a computer interface introduces a unique set of challenges. Simulation educators require practical guidance to support meaningful virtual learning in the transition from in-person to virtual debriefings. In this webinar, we discuss how the Communities of Inquiry conceptual framework can be used as a useful structure to organize practical guidance for conducting virtual debriefings, and highlight practical strategies to promote effective virtual debriefings.

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

Learning Objectives

  1. .Describe how the communities of inquiry conceptual framework applies to virtual debriefing
  2. Highlight how social, cognitive and educator presence can be enacted during virtual debriefings.
  3. Discuss barriers to, and accompanying solutions for effective virtual debriefings.

Suggested Learner Level: Intermediate

Presenter Biography

Adam Cheng MD, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Calgary

Adam Cheng is Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Canada. As a scientist and researcher at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, he oversees a program of simulation-based research focused on improving outcomes from cardiac arrest. He co-founded the INSPIRE network, an international research simulation collaborative with over 250 institutions that has fostered the global dissemination of simulation-based research. He has served on the Board of Directors of both the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the International Pediatric Simulation Society. He has provided leadership for various international simulation conferences and delivered lectures and workshops at conferences around the world. Dr. Cheng conducts research with interests in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and debriefing, and has led numerous multicenter simulation-based research trials. He has edited several textbooks and authored various American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation guidelines and scientific statements.


Faculty, The Debriefing Academy

Category: Education
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