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Using Learning Theory to Improve Debriefings

Date: 07/22/2014 – Speaker: David Rodgers

About the Presenter

David Rodgers is the manager of the Clinical Simulation Center at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. Dr. Rodgers earned his doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction and his Master’s Degree in Communications Studies from Marshall University. Clinically, he is a paramedic with experience as a flight paramedic, EMS supervisor, and manager of a hospital-based critical care transport service. Dr. Rodgers has a wide range of experience in simulation center operations and simulation educational program development. He was the founding director of a large teaching-hospital based simulation center, helped expand the capabilities of an established pediatric simulation center, and operated his own simulation education consulting company serving a wide range of clients.

Description of Webinar

This webinar will review several aspects of modern learning theory as it relates to simulation debriefings. Included will be discussions and examples of how the tenets of adult learning theory and brain-based learning theory can be applied to the debriefing.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. List three interactive elements of brain-based learning theory
2. Describe how these brain-based learning theory elements can be applied to improve simulation debriefings
3. Describe how adult learning theory impacts the debriefing

 

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I am a UK-trained Neonatologist working in Starship NICU in Auckland, New Zealand. I am a member of the Douglas Starship Simulation faculty and lead the simulation programmer in NICU. My key simulation interests include education, communication and patient safety. I have been an active member of IPSS since 2011, member of the Education Committee since 2012, am a past Co-Chair of the Education Committee (2017-2018) and a current member of the Board of Directors. In collaboration with others, I established the IPSS-INSPIRE Fellowship in 2018 and am on the working group leading this initiative. My vision for IPSS is to continue to support collaborative knowledge sharing and research development in the pediatric and perinatal simulation community. My wish for IPSS is to see an increasing number of non-physician members and to support and develop the ability of those still at the early stage of simulation.

 

 

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