Skip to main content

Fundamentals of Debriefing

ID : 55406   
« back to classes page
Debriefing is an important part of the learning experience. In fact, research shows that most of the learning occurs during the debriefing phase, but only when educators are skilled in using effective debriefing methods. Be the best educator you can be! 

After completing four hours of online didactic modules and an online exam, healthcare simulation educators will gather to practice and evaluate their own debriefing methods through authentic practice in CNM’s Simulation Center for Advanced Training and Education. The result will be better effectiveness in conducting a debriefing session when teaching.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Explain the importance of “briefing” learners prior to beginning a simulation experience
  2. Establish and maintain a safe learning environment during all stages of simulation based instruction
  3. Define “debriefing” in the context of healthcare simulation instruction
  4. Describe the pros and cons of the “Judgmental”, “Non-Judgmental”, and “Good Judgment” debriefing styles.
  5. Cite three examples of learner frames
  6. Relate the key principles and parts of the learner frames model to a debriefing session.  
  7. Perform a debriefing session using the four (4) stage debriefing process.
  8. Compare the pros and cons of the Directive Feedback, Plus/Delta, Advocacy-Inquiry and Open-Ended/Socratic debriefing techniques
  9. Reduce the use of ineffective debriefing techniques, such as Critique and GWIT
  10. Assess one’s own debriefing effectiveness and skills based on current best practice
The online module and exam must be successfully completed prior to coming to the lab. Successful completion is measured by achievement of 80% or greater grade on the exam, with unlimited attempts available. Plan on spending approximately 4.0 hours for the online learning environment. On lab day, participants must sign in, participate, and complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. 


Class Details

2 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Online 24/7.  
  Weekly - Wed.  

Location : CNM Main Campus Location : 
  CNM Main Campus.

Instructor : Andrew Schneider 



Please read:  Fundamentals of Debriefing has been approved for 8.75 contact hours of continuing nursing education. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the New Mexico Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.



Registration Closes On
Friday, May 24, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/29/2019 - 6/3/2019 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Andrew Schneider 
6/5/2019 - 6/5/2019 Weekly - Wed 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Albuquerque, CNM Main Campus  Map Andrew Schneider 

Other Class Offerings

Fundamentals of Debriefing
ID: 55405

07/29/19 - 08/06/19
Online 24/7


Andrew Schneider