Take Home Points
1. Debriefing is critical. Studies show numerous benefits in terms of team communication and staff ability to regroup.
2. Start by gathering your team, thanking them for their work and noting that nothing could have changed the patient’s ultimate outcome.
3. Summarize the events so everyone is on the same page and then prompt people to offer thoughts by asking “what went well? what could have gone better?”
4. Remember to end on a positive note to get everyone refocused and energized.
REBEL Core Cast 61.0 – Debriefing
Cite this article as: Anand Swaminathan, "REBEL Core Cast 61.0 – Debriefing", REBEL EM blog, July 14, 2021. Available at: https://rebelem.com/rebel-core-cast-61-0-debriefing/.
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Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at St. Joe's Regional Medical Center (Paterson, NJ)
REBEL EM Associate Editor and Author