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2014 SimOps Journal Club

This quarterly webinar will be dedicated to advancing the education and industry of Simulation Operations and Administrative personnel.

Next event: July 10th 2014

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2014 SimOps Meeting

SSH Sim Ops:Connecting Technology, Colleagues and Careers

July 11 & 12 2014

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Complete your MOCA requirements at WISER.

Classes are filling up!

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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.

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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.

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Preceptor Program

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.

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How to Run a Successful Simulation Center

Learn best practices associated with the operations of a simulation center.

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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 a clinical course at WISER

Search the course catalog and find a clinical course.

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Courses for Simulation Educators and Administrators

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SSH Sim Ops Pittsburgh 2014

This year, WISER was chosen to host the 2014 Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Sim Ops Conference on July 11th and 12th. ... more

WISER develops mobile headwall unit

The WISER operations team recently developed a mobile headwall unit. The unit was created in response to the need for a headwall ... more

WISER Hosts Surgical Workshop

WISER hosted a component of UPMC's "2014 Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Management of Achalasia and Other Benign Esophageal Disorders" course ... more

WISER Leadership Authors Book Chapter

Dr. Paul Phrampus, WISER Director, and John O'Donnell, CRNA, MSN, DrPH, Associate Director, Nursing Programs at WISER, recently authored a chapter on  ... more

WISER hosts Day 2 of Safar Symposium

The second day of the 12th Annual Safar Symposium was held at WISER on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014.  The focus of this year's simulation portion ... more

WISER Introduces Local School to Simulation

Recently, WISER was invited to the Mars Area High School where 10th, 11th and 12th grade Anatomy and Physiology and AP Biology students experienced simulation first hand  ... more

WISER Welcomes Medical School Alumni Reunion Tour

As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, WISER participated in the annual Medical School Alumni Reunion Weekend which took place May 15th-19th 2014  ... more

WISER's CHP Satellite Faculty Abstract Wins Awards

An abstract submitted by Children's Hospital WISER Satellite facility recently won several awards. "Embedding Patient Simulation in a Pediatric Cardiology Rotation  ... more

Two Nurses From KK Women's Hospital Visit WISER

Two nurse educators from KK Women's and Children's Hospital in Singapore recently completed a two week Preceptor Program at WISER ... more

WISER hosts first SimOps Journal Club

WISER and Summa Health Virtual Care Simulation Lab hosted the first SimOps Journal Club on April 10, 2014.  These webinars are dedicated  ... more

WISER introduces new Sim Specialists

WISER welcomes Clinton Clegg and Martin "Marty" Mayer to the Simulation Specialists team.  ... more

WISER to host First Regional SimOPs Symposium

WISER will be hosting the first Regional SimOPs Symposium on July 11-12, 2014.  The symposium is presented by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare ... more

WISER at 2014 IMSH

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) announces record attendance at the 14th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) held January 25-29, 2014  ... more

WISER Partners with Leading Centers for SimOps Journal Club

SimOps Journal Club is sponsored by the WISER Simulation Center, SUMMA Health System Virtual Care Simulation Lab and the Gordon Center for Research and Medical Education.  ... more

Upcoming 2014 IMSH

WISER will again be in attendance of the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare from January 27-29, 2014 in San Francisco, California. ... more

New Preceptors from Tokyo Healthcare University

WISER is pleased to have welcomed individuals from Tokyo Healthcare University.  Visiting WISER were Dr. Kazuhiko Yamashita, Kaori Kusuda and Yuta Funayama. ... more

Cardiothoracic Surgery Course starting this month

WISER debuted a new surgical simulation course this week. The Preparation for CT Surgery-Cardiac Simulation Lab course is a surgical simulation course ... more

WISER Welcomes New Fellow

WISER is happy to announce that Su-Jin Kim, MD has joined WISER as a visiting fellow. ... more

Delegation from Libya Visits WISER

WISER was pleased to host a team of delegates from the embassy of Libya. ... more

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