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Role Descriptions

SIEC instructor

Prepare for teaching session:
  • Review learning objectives and evaluation criteria before sessions.
  • Read instructor notes.
  • Recognize correlates to other components of curriculum.
Encourage trainees to engage in active learning:
  • Ask open-ended questions.
  • Create trainee-centered, supportive, non-threatening environment.
  • Encourage reflection and self-assessment.
Teach sessions:
  • Coach trainees in the specific skills/procedures.
  • Allow trainees to practice skills with each other ("teach back").
  • Give trainees feedback on their performance.
  • Model effective communication skills.
Assess the trainees' performance:
  • Assess and document performance of trainees using evaluation criteria.
Time commitment:
  • Typical package: 1.5-2 hours/session.

Patient simulation instructor

Prepare for each scenario:
  • Review learning objectives and evaluation criteria before each session.
  • Rehearse and practice patient scenario before session.
  • Prepare debriefing form and notes.
Create an optimal learning environment:
  • Clearly describe scenario and patient management goals.
  • Promote team approach to all aspects of patient care/designate team roles.
  • Ask open-ended questions.
  • Demonstrate reflective self-awareness.
  • Provide feedback to team and individual trainees (debriefing).
  • Assess the trainees' performance:
  • Assess and document performance of trainees using evaluation criteria.
Time commitment:
  • 2-3 hours/session: rehearse scenarios (1 hour), teach and debrief trainees (1 hour), evaluate trainees and scenario, feedback to SIEC (1 hour).