Facilitator Training Series: Intro to Facilitation and Debriefing
This course provides facilitators an introduction to a variety of facilitation and debriefing techniques.
2017 SimOps Educational Series
This quarterly webinar will be dedicated to advancing the education and industry of Simulation Operations and Administrative personnel.
Next one will be held December 15, 2017 at 2:00pm EST.
Complete your MOCA requirements at WISER.
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Take your simulation training to the next level with the iSIM (Improving Simulation Instructional Methods) course.
Take a class in Pittsburgh, Miami or Honolulu, or we can bring iSIM to your center.
BLS and ACLS
Get your required BLS or ACLS certification at WISER.
These two part self-paced courses consist of a web-based didactic portion and a practical skills test with a computer assisted manikin.
This program can be customized to your specific needs.
Meet with WISER staff members and subject matter experts. Observe classes and participate in hands-on activities.
The Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER) is a world class multidisciplinary training and research facility. WISER is an institute of the University of Pittsburgh with a mission to conduct research and training programs utilizing simulation based education to provide a safer environment for patients of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and its affiliates.
Take your simulation training to the next level!
Legacy of Caring Award
CONGRATULATIONS to Margaret “Maggie” Lattanzio, RN, MSN, CCRN and Darlene Hills RN, BSN, CCRN with UPMC Passavant Hospital, on being awarded the Legacy of Caring Award. ... more
WISER Welcomes Dr. Yue!
Dr. Rongzheng Yue joins us from West China Hospital, Sichuan University in China, where she is an attending nephrologist. ... more
WISER Welcomes our Newest Simulation Operations Specialist, Eric Feltner
WISER would like to welcome of newest Simulation Operations Specialist, Eric Feltner, to our team. ... more
WISER Expands ICRSE Program
Since its first session in 2014, WISER has now conducted its In-patient Crisis Response System Evaluation (ICRSE) Program at 11 different UPMC hospitals ... more
Congratulations to Dr. William McIvor
Congratulations to Dr. William McIvor, Cardiac Anesthesiologist at UPMC and Associate Director, Medical Student Programs at WISER, for your recent publication. ... more
Welcome Drs. Bo Yu (Molly) and Wei Li (Wendy)
WISER would like to welcome Drs. Bo Yu (Molly) and Wei Li (Wendy) who are visiting us from Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences. ... more
WISER Welcomes Minjie Lin!
WISER is excited to welcome its newest fellow, Minjie Lin MD, PhD. Dr. Lin is a MD and a PhD in the field of Cardiology. ... more
Peggy Atkinson, Senior Administrative Assistant, Joins WISER Team
WISER is pleased to welcome our new Senior Administrative Assistant, Peggy Atkinson! ... more
Dr. John O'Donnell will speak at 2017 PNEG Conference in Pittsburgh
John 'Donnell will be the featured speaker at the Professional Nurse Educators Group (PNEG) 44th Annual National Conference in November. ... more
Dr. Neal Benedict and Team Receives Award for Excellence
Congratulations to Dr. Neal Benedict et al. on their recent 2017 Award for Excellence in Assessment by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy! ... more
First Ever Pre-Medical Organization of Minority Students: Physiology course held at WISER
The Pre-Medical Organization of Minority Students: Physiology (POMS PHYS) course was held on April 29th. ... more
SAVE THE DATE: 15th Annual Safar Symposium
The Safar Symposium is a two day multi department research conference held on May 22nd and 23rd, 2017. ... more
WISER Fellow Dr. Lendis Wu Earns Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) Certification!
WISER Fellow Dr. Lendis Wu earned his Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification. ... more
Dr. Paul Phrampus is Inducted into the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy.
The Society for Simulation in Healthcare Board of Directors announced the first group of Fellows. ... more
Congratulations Jon Mazur!
Senior Simulation Specialist Jon Mazur has successfully completed the Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) certification. ... more
WISER on the Road at PANA Workshops
WISER is excited to work with the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetist (PANA) to provide workshops at their annual conferences. ... more
WISER plays critical role in UPMC Ebola Treatment Facility Designation
WISER played a critical role in the UPMC Ebola Treatment Facility Designation this past fall. ... more
WISER Staff Spotlight: Max Leake, Web Developer/Multimedia Application Developer
Max Leake, Web Developer/Multimedia Application Developer is our WISER staff spotlight for March. ... more
New Simulation Specialist Joins WISER
Michael Rodgers, BS, EMT-P joined the WISER team as a Simulation Specialist in January, 2017. ... more
Thank you for your SERVICE!
Simulation Specialist Joseph “Jay” Dunham, a member of the U. S. Army Reserves, was deployed for active duty. Jay returned to WISER in the middle of December 2016. ... more
WISER Hosts Blood Drive
With the help of the Central Blood Bank, WISER hosted their first blood drive on Friday, January 20th. ... more
Readiness Assessment Program Receives Acknowledgment from ACIE!
Readiness Assessment Program receives acknowledgement from the University’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE)! ... more
WISER Staff Spotlight: John Lutz, Director of Information Technology
Our WISER staff spotlight this month is John Lutz, Director of Information Technology and Co-Director of Research. ... more
WISER Welcomes Dr. Yanling Zhang and Dr. Jen-Chieh (Lendis) Wu!
WISER welcomes new Fellows: Dr. Yanling Zhang and Dr. Dr. Jen-Chieh (Lendis) Wu. ... more
Visit WISER at IMSH 2017
WISER staff will be in attendance of the 2017 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), which will be held January 28-February 1 in Orlando, FL. ... more
WISER Instructor and Former Fellow Provide Training in Cambodia
A class on Crisis Team Management was provided to the staff at Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in Siem Reap. ... more
UPMC Watson Center Receives FLS Test Center Approval
The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons has awarded the Charles G. Watson Surgical Education Center an official FLS testing center. ... more