Lightning Talk

Debriefing Interprofessional Simulations in a Virtual Environment

Thursday, October 8, 2020, 1:05 pm - 2:05 pm EDT
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Accreditation Information
The recording of this session has been accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education credit (IPCE) as enduring material. After watching this recording, you may claim IPCE credit by clicking this link. Interprofessional Continuing Education Credit is available to claim through December 31, 2020. Please see details below.

The COVID 19 pandemic has presented many challenges to delivery of educational content but has also presented a unique opportunity to grow education in the virtual environment. This presentation will discuss the growth of virtual interprofessional simulation and will focus on debriefing techniques to aid faculty in getting the most “bang for their buck” out of their events. Discussion will include debriefing techniques particularly suited for the virtual environment, learner engagement, promoting communication, and tactics for debriefing with multiple facilitators.


This discussion is presented as a collaboration of the West Virginia Office of Interprofessional Education and WV Simulation Training and Education for Patient Safety (WV STEPS). The facilitators are Gina Baugh, PharmD, director of the Office of IPE at WVU and Adam Hoffman, Simulation Education Specialist at WV STEPS.We will discuss multiple techniques and their efficacy in virtual debriefing including: +Delta, GAS, Advocacy/ Inquiry, debriefing with good judgement, and circular questioning. We will also discuss techniques to aid in limiting technology shortcomings and improve learner engagement. Video clips of common virtual debriefing successes and challenges will be shown to allow for discussion on best practices.

Quality in debriefing is of upmost importance and we will discuss and describe methods to aid in quality improvement for debriefing faculty. Some of these include implementing the DASH tool or roundtable discussions before and after a simulation and how to mentor novices in the virtual environment.

Accreditation Details

In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

As a Jointly Accredited Provider, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

  • Physicians: This activity will be designated for CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM through ACCME.
  • Physician Assistants: NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
  • Nurses: This activity will be designated for CNE nursing contact hours through ANCC.
  • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity will be designated for CPE contact hours (CEUs) through ACPE.
  • Social Workers: This activity will be designated for social work continuing education credits through ASWB.
  • All health professionals: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.