• Travis SpierEmail author
Part of the Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation book series (CHS)


Simulation can be a tremendous technology and platform to provide immersive education replicating a clinical situation or environment. Aside from clinical immersion, debriefing can host in-depth discussions and reflections on the situation, team actions, clinical judgment, critical thinking, clinical management, and communication occurring within the scenario. Replicating a lifelike clinical encounter allows learners the opportunity to navigate through their actions and behaviors for the specific situation. When learners lack knowledge and an appropriate clinical approach to manage a simulated case, time can be dedicated during the debriefing for teams to explore various solutions in solving their challenge. Utilizing video playback options during the debriefing provides an opportunity to review the situation as it unfolded. Mindful use of the video playback and technology warrants the facilitator to have undergone dedicated training in the methodology and techniques of using video playback during debriefing. Investing in staff development when video playback technology is available will help guide a safe and meaningful simulation debriefing for the learners. Since there are a variety of technology platforms available, the simulation administrator should be mindful in researching for the optimal system for their program and environment. Matching the capabilities of a video playback system to the functional need of a program while being mindful of budget constraints will be key to successfully implementing this feature into debriefing.


Audio AV (audio-video) Debriefing Playback Recording Replay Simulation Viewing video 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sanford Health, Simulation and Center for Prehospital Care – LEAD Center (Leadership, Education and Development)Sioux FallsUSA

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