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Introduction to Debriefing

Introduction to Debriefing

Course Overview:

The NYC Health + Hospitals simulation Center is disseminating simulation education to the entire Healthcare System. It has been shown in the literature that simulation is most effective when scenarios are followed by expert debriefing.

This one-day immersive debriefing course based on the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) Simulation Instructor Training curriculum is a customized “just-in-time” training on the skills of debriefing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduce Debriefing with Good Judgment
  • Develop a Safe Container for Learning
  • Explore learner’s frame of reference when debriefing

Course Length:

8 hours

Course Location:

NYC Health + Hospitals/Simulation Center, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi


Open to all disciplines/titles.

NOTE: The ideal participant is an individual who has interest and the availability to conduct debriefing sessions aimed to improve clinical outcomes, create a culture change, and improve processes.

Class Size:

6 minimum to 10 maximum

Supplementary Course:

  • Observe any of The simulation center’s core course delivery within 15 days of course completion
  • Co-debrief in at least one guided session of any simulation course within 30 days of course completion
  • Lead the debrief in at least one session of any simulation course within 45 days of course completion

NOTE: Minimum time investment required to effectively prepare a participant to lead a debriefing session independently: 15 Hours

Class Mix:

Not Applicable


Michael Meguerdichian, MD; Komal Bajaj, MD; Jessica Pohlman, MPA; with consult from Center for Medical Simulation

Continuing Education for Physicians (CME) and Nurses (CNE):

Approved for 7.0 credits.