State the overall Goal or Outcome : Participants will come away with clearly defined strategies to improve the quality of their debriefings by eliciting in-depth analyses and identifying the root causes for team performance.
Intended Audience : WHO: Any participant who is interested in learning more about debriefing techniques or how to improve the quality of their current debriefings.
LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE: Applicable for all levels of debriefing expertise (basic to advanced) but may be especially useful for intermediate or advanced debriefers.
Relevance to the Conference : In our team’s 10+ year experience with training simulation instructors, a common challenge for many debriefers of all skill levels is facilitating debriefings that lead to an understanding of the root causes underlying the team’s performance – whether negative or positive – and developing strategies to improve patient care in the future. A debriefing that superficially reviews team performance is easier for the debriefer, but less valuable for the debriefees. This highly interactive workshop will empower debriefers to elicit deeper analyses, uncover root causes, and help their debriefees develop solutions to improve or reinforce team performance in the future. Through the use of video exemplars and multiple opportunities for small group discussion, participants will learn specific questions to “drill down” on team performance as well as concrete methods for increasing the engagement of their debriefees during their debriefings.