Bringing Sim to Life Lecture, featuring Jenny Rudolph, PhD and Christopher Roussin, PhD. Circle Up: A Way to Apply Briefing and Debriefing for Front-line Staff Resilience and Workflow Adaptation
Start time: Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 11:00 AM End time: Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 12:00 PM CE Hours: 1.00 Session Type: Lecture Series
Learning Objective 1:
Describe how to identify and meet healthcare partner’s pain points and goals as roadmap for reinvention;
Learning Objective 2:
Analyze the function of readiness huddles, peer check-ins, and debriefings in preventing psychological harm and promotion workflow adaption.
This course is a general overview of the topic.
Since the start of the modern simulation era, getting “buy-in” for simulation programs has been a struggle for program leaders. In the COVID-19-related economic downturn, simulation increasingly competes with a variety of other healthcare education, quality, and safety initiatives for resources. How to reinvent themselves as a crucial “go-to” partner to address key issues such as burn-out, resilience, quality, safety, patient experience, diversity and inclusion, remains elusive.
We illustrate one approach to meeting this reinvention challenge, our journey creating and embedding “Circle Up” a system of readiness huddles, peer check-ins, and debriefing in select units of a major US hospital during COVID surges.
Circle Up combines protecting the psychological health of colleagues and a purposeful approach to capturing and implementing innovations to support rapid adaptation and practice improvement at the unit level. Consistent readiness huddles, peer support check-ins, and debriefings provide needed predictability, self-determination, and peer connection to help prevent the “parallel epidemic” emotional harm and demoralization.