Debriefing in simulated emergency medicine situations


This pre-course is offered in a hybrid format.

Virtual session: Tuesday, October 4, 14:00- 16:00 CEST in zoom.

Live session: Saturday, October 15, 8:30-18:30 CEST


  • To learn techniques and framework of debriefing in simulation and professional situations
  • To practice debriefing with special feedback from peers and faculty


During this hybrid workshop you will learn how to conduct a debriefing of a learning situation in emergency medicine, in the context of simulation-based training. You will also learn about the content, framework and outcomes of such a debriefing.

The first part of the course will be online, two weeks before the congress. It will be devoted to a theoretical reminder about debriefing framework. We will also ask you to prepare the content of a debriefing starting from a simple emergency clinical scenario and to prepare one simple and short scenario to play and debrief in Berlin. It will last half a day. You will be able to complete it whenever you want.

The second and larger part of the course will be devoted to short simulation sessions, with debriefing made by binomials. All the debriefings will be followed by a debriefing or a feedback of the debriefing.

The last part of the course will take place within the SimCup, where you will be invited to practice debriefing, in binomials, with one of the precourse trainers.

At the end of the course, you will be able to conduct debriefings on your own, and will have some resources to deepen your experience after the workshop.

The apprenticeship will be done throughout personal returns on debriefing, little conferences and several practical simulation scenarios in which every participant will have the opportunity to conduct a debriefing.


  • Guillem Bouilleau, France
  • Pier Luigi Ingrasia, Italy
  • Anne-Laure Philippon, France
  • Dr Sarah Uge, France
  • Dr Alessandro Costa, Italy

For who

Novices or beginners with the simulation-based practice, who want to improve their debriefing’s abilities and techniques.

Educational material

3 hours of prerecorded lectures will be provided in advance:

  • Pre-test questionnaire
  • Debriefing in the context of simulation-based training
  • Debriefing in the context of clinical setting


The costs for this course are
€ 270 for physicians
€ 130 for nurses, paramedics and students

Please register through your MyEUSEM account by clicking on the EUSEM Congress registration button. From the Pre-courses tab you can select the pre-courses you would like to join.


Register for the simcup

Put what you’ve learned into practice and register to the simcup with your team!

14:00-14:15: Who are we?

14:15-14:45: Q&A

14:45-15:00: Description of Berlin meeting (Setting, running, etc.)

15:00-15:30: How can I debrief this videotaped situation? 15:30-16:00: Working for Berlin

Workshop (08:30-17:30)

08:30-09:00:  Beginning time, presentations, preparation of teams

09:00-10:00: First simulation session (Team 1): preparation, short briefing, 4 minutes scenario, 15 min debriefing and 15 minutes debrief of the debrief (faculty)

10:00: 11:00: 2nd simulation session: preparation, short briefing, 4 minutes scenario, 15 min debriefing and 15 minutes debrief of the debrief (faculty)

11:00-11:15: Coffee Break

11:15-12:45: 3rd simulation session, following the same running, debrief of the debrief by peers

12:45-13:45: Lunch

13:45-15:45: Simulations and debriefings with different frameworks

15:45-16:00: Coffee Break

16:00-17:00: Simulations and debriefings with different frameworks 17:00-17:30: Conclusion by participants and trainers.