Table 1

Potential variables to be reported when using distance simulation

Methods
Communication technology used to enable distance element (ie, Zoom, WebEx, etc)
Elements of simulation incorporating a distance element
Prebriefing
Simulation
Debriefing/feedback
Configuration of distance elements in each arm of the study
In-person in the centreIn-person in the centre, but physically separatedOutside the home centre (synchronous audiovisual or chat)Outside the home centre (asynchronous)Not applicable
Active learners
Observers
Facilitator
Manikin or task trainer
Operator
Standardised patient
Embedded participant
Debriefer(s)
Assessor