TALK is designed to guide structured team self-debriefing after any learning event in clinical environments. It promotes a supportive culture of learning and patient safety.
The World Health Organisation recommends clinical debriefing for team reflection after tasks, shifts or events. Clinical debriefing is a team conversation about what has happened during a case. Any aspects of patient care may be discussed and everybody's perspective matters.
Our underlying drive is to promote guided reflection within teams as a way to improve and maintain patient safety, increase efficiency and contribute to a supportive culture of dialogue and learning in any clinical environment.
Step 1: Target
What shall we discuss to improve patient care?
Share your perspective
Step 2: Analysis
Explore your agreed target, if appropriate consider:
What helped or hindered....
Communication / decision making / situational awareness?
How can we repeat successful performances or improve?
Step 3: Learning Points
What can the team learn from the experience?
Step 1: Key Actions
What can we do to improve and maintain patient safety?
Who will take responsibility for actions? Who will follow up?