WISER Develops Ebola Clinical Response Team Training & Receiving Centers Through Simulation

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Our friends at the WISER Simulation Center at UPMC has been actively developing and supporting a variety of educational programs focusing on Clinical Response Team (CRT) Training for response to highly communicable diseases.

From the initial onboarding of the CRT, to skills training, competency assessments and maintenance of knowledge, WISER has been collaborating with Emergency Preparedness to provide high quality training and assessment of the team. Due to their integral role, WISER helped to coordinate and participate in a PA Department of Health (DOH) evaluation exercise as part of the process to become an Ebola Assessment/Treatment Facility for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


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As a result of over 100 people working together, UPMC has been officially approved and is now recognized as an Ebola Receiving Facility. UPMC has the privilege of being part of the Ebola treatment network which includes both Front Line Facilities and seven Regional Treatment centers. WISER Director Dr. Paul Phrampus commented they are “proud to be part of such an amazing team!”.

Learn more about the WISER Simulation Center and Training Programs


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CSDS Simulation Technology and Research Magazine (STaR) 3rd Edition Released

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The awesome team from Australia-based Queenland Health’s Clinical Skills Development Service have released the 3rd edition of their fantastic Simulation Technology and Research (STaR) Magazine. Featured articles in this edition:

  • Keeping the ANZAC spirit alive through simulation
  • SimGHOSTS Australia 2015 International Conference
  • Lance Baily interview: Founder and Development Director of SimGHOSTS
  • SimGHOSTS Australia 2015
  • The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (LCCH) simulation audiovisual installation
  • Visiting Professor Workshop: Visiting Professor’s work brings simulation to the masses
  • Pocket Centre profile Mackay Pocket Centre
  • The battle against Ebola
  • Pocket Centres: Your local simulation hub
  • Training for speech pathologists managing tracheostomy patients
  • Clinical trial examination
  • Honorary Fellow interview Caroline Heggie
  • Logistics support for SToRK
  • Simon says: I’m back with a new batch of questions… keep them coming!
  • Accreditation

Read the full STaR Magazine here!