Escape ROoms

What are Escape ROoms?


  • Develop a better understanding of Situational Awareness and how to assess performance through debriefing.

  • Analyse your own Situational Awareness practice and evaluate other's practice.

Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes

Throughout these bite-sized lessons we cannot hope to cover all of the content needed in the depth desired by all readers. The intention is to cover some core principles and flag key papers which can be used as springboards for your personal development.

Next steps:

  • Check out our Sim-Cards: One-page reviews for a printable infographic on Situational Awareness.

  • See our Scenarios for teaching materials specifically focused on promoting a learner's Situational Awareness.

  • Access the Professional Development page for worksheets aimed to support reflection on Situational Awareness.

Well, that depends on who you ask and the context which you're looking at it from.

Key points to look for when debriefing include:

  • Did anything happen, or was anything said, which was not relayed to key participants / the leader / the patient, which impacted on how the scenario played out?

  • What things can impact on someone's situational awareness? Consider the impact other non-technical skills have.

further learning

See one paper below and its connected articles for a wider review of the literature: