Simulation Pre-course: Scenario-based Simulation Facilitator Course

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Saturday 7 September: 08:30 - 17:00
Sunday 8 September: 08:30 - 12:00

Price: € 300

Course Directors

  • Director: Pr Guillaume Alinier (Qatar/UK)
  • Co-directors: Pr Denis Oriot (France), Pr Kent Denmark (USA)

Faculty / Facilitators

  • Pr Guillaume Alinier (Qatar/UK)
  • Dr Karim Benmiloud (Switzerland)
  • Pr Kent Denmark (USA)
  • Dr Ismael Hssain (France)
  • Dr François Lecomte (France)
  • Pr Denis Oriot (France)
  • Dr Luis Sanchez (Spain)
  • Dr Antonio Iglesias Vazquez (Spain)


20 trainees.

Course description

The global objectives of these workshops which will run concurrently for 2 different groups of participants are to provide a sound overview to participants of two key simulation domains, namely how to develop a simulation centre and/or simulation programme, and the fundamentals of becoming a scenario-based simulation facilitator/educator. Although both of these workshops have different themes they will be highly relevant to the daily practice of Emergency Medicine, irrespective of the level of simulation expertise the participants have.

Learning objectives

  • 1. To explore the typology of simulation-based education.
  • 2. To acquire knowledge on scenario development and facilitation, briefing, and debriefing.
  • 3. To discuss aspects of Crisis Resource Management (CRM), teamwork, human factors, and interdisciplinary learning that can be addressed using simulation.
  • 4. To put newly acquired knowledge in practice in small groups by creating and running scenarios making use of a patient simulator, and facilitating a debriefing.



08:30 Registration & Coffee

Welcome and Introduction
Objectives: Introduction of participants (instructors and trainees) and motivations for attending this workshop.

Pr G. Alinier & Pr D. Oriot

What is simulation education and what can it achieve?
Objectives: Key simulation definitions and concepts, and evidence supporting the use of simulation.

Dr F. Lecomte

From standardized patient to high fidelity simulation
Objectives: Description of simulation tools, and differentiation between the technology and the technique.

Dr L. Sanchez
10:10 The simulation environment: centre vs in-situ
Objectives: Consider the pros and cons of various potential locations where simulation can be facilitated
Dr I. Hssain
10:30 Coffee break  

Identifying key clinical and non-clinical learning objectives that can be addressed using scenario-based simulation training.

Objectives: Discussion of key lessons that can be derived from experience through realistic scenarios.

Pr D. Oriot

Scenario design and preparation

Objectives: Presentation of how a template can be used for the successful development of educationally sound scenarios.

Dr K. Benmiloud
11:45 Q&A and discussion
12:00 Lunch break  

Preparing and running a simulation: Key principles

Objectives: Preparation, briefing, simulation session, facilitation, learning objectives, importance of scenarios.

Dr F. Lecomte

Familiarisation with patient simulator and equipment orientation.

Objectives: Gain a basic understanding of the functionalities of a commonly available mid-fidelity patient simulator and equipment available for the workshop scenarios.

Dr JAI. Vazquez
13:55 Coffee break  

Exercise; Design of a scenario as part of team of clinical educators.

Objectives: Work as a team to determine learning objectives, design a scenario around them, and determine the role of each faculty for the enactment of the scenario for the other workshop participants.

Pr D. Oriot, Dr I. Hssain, Dr F. Lecomte,Dr L Sanchez

Simulation: THE excuse for debriefing.

Objectives: Discuss the importance of debriefing, adopting good judgement debriefing practice, and the potentially negative impact.

Pr D. Oriot
16:50 Q&A and discussion


Scenario 1

Objectives: Determined by the team.
Dr F. Lecomte

Scenario 1

Debriefing Objectives:
- Part 1: Debriefing of scenario by participants
- Part 2: Debriefing of debriefers by faculty

Dr F. Lecomte & Pr D. Oriot

Scenario 2

Objectives: Determined by the team.

Dr I. Hssain

Scenario 2

Debriefing Objectives:
- Part 1: Debriefing of scenario by participants
- Part 2: Debriefing of debriefers by faculty

Dr I. Hssain & Pr D. Oriot 
11:30 Final Q&A and discussion
11:50 Workshop evaluation
12:00 End of the pre-course  

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