WISER's satellite simulation center (http://sims.ismett.edu) in Palermo, Italy has officially opened. This multi room, multidisciplinary simulation center was created to address the training needs of the facility, the local region and beyond.
BAM or Basic Airway Management courses were the first run at the facility, with Crisis Team training and Central Line Training to follow. The center will also focus on ACLS, BLS, and PALS as it's flagship courses.
ISMETT (http://www.ismett.edu) is conveniently accessible to patients from throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. A new 120,000 square-foot facility has been constructed to the high standards employed at UPMC hospitals in the United States.
ISMETT is connected via a telemedicine link to its affiliated network of UPMC hospitals in Pittsburgh, including UPMC Presbyterian, one of the most well-respected treatment and research hospitals in the United States. ISMETT is also a partner in the Euro Mediterranean Internet Satellite Platform for Health, Medical Education and Research (Emispher) - a high speed, satellite-linked network of 16 major medical centers in 10 countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey.
WISER is proud to bring such a facility to the region and looks forward to serving Palermo and the entire European community.