• We recommend creating 2 Google Slides documents: one for your rough work, and another to be your final room for sim day.
  • Go to Google Slides
  • Click + sign to create blank document
  • Change your share settings to “anyone with link can edit”
  • See if there are similar cases in the “Ready to Run” cases section that you can use as an example or to borrow slides from.
  • Use these Building Blocks Slides to see an inventory of slides that have already been created for the VRR (meds, airway slides, procedures, physical exam, POCUS, etc).
    • Choose the slide you would like to use
    • Copy this slide (right click over the slide in thumbnails, then select copy)
    • Paste this slide into your Google slide document

This is the fun and creative part! Here are some tips:

  • Create “slide background”: The background layer is the non-modifiable image that includes everything you don’t want learners to be able to interact with (ex: click, drag, resize). To create a slide background:
    • Create the background you would like in another slide.
    • Take screenshot (Mac: command-shift-4-select area). This will save as image.
    • Insert this image as slide background in your room.
    • Cover this background with all the “moveable” parts (textboxes, images of monitors, rhythm strips, etc).
  • Consider adding gifs so video plays continuously/on a loop.
    • Can easily convert a video to a gif using a website like this.
    • Add gifs and images by clicking and dragging onto the slide, or using insert – image – choose.
  • Adding videos and audio: Import into Google Drive. Change share settings to “anyone with link can edit”. Then insert into Google Slides on appropriate page (insert – video – choose from drive).
  • References: make sure to save the links of where you find investigations, physical exam findings, etc. I only use images/videos that I have found in open-access sources. I try to avoid use of brand-names and cover manufacture labels whenever possible. I like to store my references on the last slide of the room.
  • Final check: Cross reference your case to ensure you have all the appropriate physical exam findings, investigations, rhythm strips, etc.
  • Hide any spoilers: Add grey boxes to cover up anything you don’t want learners to see right away (ex: exam findings, test results, etc). This box can be found in building blocks slide.
  • Name your Google Slide document: Name it something generic (like date of sim). Make sure it doesn’t include diagnosis in the title!
  • Save unused case: When room is finalized, save it. Google Slides – File – Version History – Name Version – Name it “Unused Case”.
  • Share Settings: Click Yellow Share button (top right hand corner). Change to “anyone with link to edit”. This will allow your learners to interact with document.

If you prepare a room for a new case and would like to share – please get in touch so we can post it here!

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