State the overall Goal or Outcome : Debriefing is a guided reflective discussion that allows clinicians to analyze and learn from events. Clinical event debriefing (CED) is essential to allow psychological release of strong emotional responses (defusing), to identify actions or performances that went well or that could be improved, and to uncover latent safety threats.
Best practices for effective debriefings after clinical events are still being generated. Ineffective clinical event debriefing (CED) can be counter-productive, omit learning opportunities, or cause emotional harm. This workshop will focus on key components of effective clinical debriefing and explore valuable “lessons learned” for developing, evaluating, and sustaining formal CED programs at both the clinical unit and organizational level.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to devise how to implement, evaluate and sustain a CED program in their clinical environment.
Intended Audience : This workshop is appropriate for intermediate/ advanced simulation instructors and QI leaders from various health care disciplines, including but not limited to: physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, quality and safety leaders and CEOs.
Relevance to the Conference : Best practice for effective debriefings has been developed for simulation-based events, but debriefing clinical events deserves unique considerations. Many clinicians are not trained debriefers. Furthermore, ineffective CED can be counter-productive to improving future team performance, omit learning opportunities, and may cause emotional harm. A formal CED program, adapted from healthcare simulation debriefing, will help clinical teams reflect on their performance and improve future clinical outcomes.
This workshop will focus on exploration of the key components of developing, evaluating, and sustaining a CED program in the clinical environment at both the clinical unit and organizational level. Participants will be able to discuss methods to overcome barriers to implementation and develop a plan for measuring the impact and sustainability of a CED program at their local institution.