ThePeter M. Winter Institute for Simulation Education and Research (WISER Institute), one of the most advanced and active medical simulation centers in the country, uses sophisticated educational technology to provide hands-on training for internal medicine interns and residents and other health care professionals. To view the WISER Institute video,click here.
During the first day of each ICU rotation, residents participate in a training course on central venous cannulation, in which they learn to develop the skills necessary to place internal jugular, subclavian, and femoral central lines, using life-like simulation systems and portable ultrasound under close faculty supervision. During each of those sessions, housestaff also participate in a crisis training course, which teaches teams of medical professionals to complete a rapid-order set of tasks that would be necessary to save a life in a "code" situation. The WISER Institute also serves as the training site for basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS). For residents interested in learning more, the institute also offers classes in airway management, simulated code training, and many other topics.