March 25, 2020By Lance Baily

UPMC’s WISER Sim Center Offers Online Tech Sim Program for Clinical Simulation Specialists

Based upon the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s (SSH) CHSOS blueprints, WISER is pleased to offer the global healthcare simulation community the opportunity to enroll in their Online TechSim Program. The Tech Sim Online program was designed to help those who are new to the clinical simulation industry or new to the role of simulation operations. During this time when some simulation centers have shut down due to coronavirus, this may be a great time for some to take this online course!

WISER Offers an Online Tech Sim Program for Simulation Specialists

With over 26 years of operational experience, WISER is accredited in all categories by SSH; additionally, a majority of WISER’s Operations team are Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialists (CHSOS). WISER supports the University of Pittsburgh Health Science programs and the UPMC hospital system (including eight additional Satellite sites within hospitals) making WISER one of the world’s busiest simulation centers (supporting more than 2,000 classes per year)! The courses topics generally include: scenario design, repair and maintenance, AV, calendar management, and many more.


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A recent participant summarizes how over 150 participants have felt about the Online TechSim program: “It was very beneficial. I only wish that I had found the course prior to challenging the CHSOS exam. We intend to use this course to help prep any newly hired Sim Techs or Clinical Exam Center Coordinators that we have in the future, as well as prep for anyone attempting their CHSOS certification.”

This online training program is designed to educate simulation operations specialists (SOS) on the key tasks associated with the daily operations and maintenance of a simulation center. The course will review topics familiar to the more experienced SOS.

Tech Sim Online Covers the Following Topics:

  • Roles and Responsibilities of Simulation Operations Specialist
  • Understanding Simulation Terminology
  • Supply and Inventory Management
  • Audio Visual Considerations
  • IT Considerations
  • The Simulation Operations Specialist Role in Curriculum Development Process
  • Role of the Simulation Operations Specialist in Debriefing
  • Calendar Management
  • Simulation Center Policy and Procedure Considerations
  • Certification Considerations

The Tech Sim Online Course Fee is only $150, and provides participants eligibility for 3 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The course is always open and always available for registering!


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More About the WISER Sim Center

The 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. The Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER) is dedicated to the advancement of healthcare simulation and education to improve patient safety, education, mentorship, systems design, and research to enhance the high quality delivery of healthcare.

Learn More & Register Today on WISER’s Tech Sim Webpage!


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