Announcing the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH)

Posted on behalf of Robert M. Sweet, MD, FACS, Executive Director of WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH):

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Now Accepting Applications for New ACS Surgical Simulation Fellowship Program

WISH has recently been approved to begin an ACS accredited fellowship program. The Fellowship details are as follows: 

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Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Primer by Nahush A. Mokadam, MD

Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Primer, a free iBook, was created by surgeons, perfusionists, anesthesiologists, and nurses from the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA.
Through this interdisciplinary perspective; residents, medical students, perfusionists, nurses, anesthesiologists, and anyone else in the operating room may gain new insight into this distinguishing technology.

iTunes - Books - Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Primer

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UW Cardiothoracic Surgeons Dance Up A Storm!

Several members of the UW Cardiothoracic Surgery team perform Uptown Funk at the Western Thoracic Surgical Association gala in Whistler, BC (June 2015). Watch the video.


The WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare Highlighted by Dr. Paul Ramsey

The WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH) would like to thank Dr. Paul Ramsey, UW Medicine CEO, for his recent message highlighting WISH in the UW Medicine Online Newsletter on March 20, 2015.

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Event Highlight: The Institute Attends International Healthcare Simulation Conference

Jan 15, 2015

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Upcoming Event: Triple I Information Session

There will be a Triple I Project information session for UW medical students on January 26th, 2015 at 4:30 in the Institute at UWMC, Room SP1122.

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The Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies Project Highlight Update: EventDoc TM

As of Monday, November 25, 2013, the EventDoc TM System entered a pivotal new phase of development as it became available for use in real-life codes at the University of Washington Medical Center. Previously, the application had only been tested in mock code environments.

In preparation for this launch, changes have been incorporated into the EventDoc TM System derived directly from feedback of volunteers who piloted the application during aforementioned mock codes. The system has also been updated to run seamlessly with the recent iOS operating system upgrades. Furthermore the application has undergone a few minor interface alterations such as the inclusion of a warning window that alerts the user when certain medications or procedures are ordered (i.e. epinephrine, defibrillation).

This newest version of EventDoc TM aims to further meet the needs of recorders during code situations, thus contributing to improved patient safety.  The application has sparked a considerable amount of interest from surrounding institutions and is currently undergoing testing at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Boise VA Medical Center, and Madigan Army Medical Center.

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Outreach Highlight: Students experience simulation firsthand in 2014 NWIC Career Fair


November 5, 2014, Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, WA

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Training Highlight: Internal UW TeamSTEPPS Master Training Course

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November 17-18th, 2014 the Institute, supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) hosted an internal Team Strategies & Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS) Master Training Course for UW faculty and staff at the Husky Union Building. Participants came from different parts of the UW Medicine system, including Harborview Medical Center (HMC), Northwest Hospital and Medical Center (NWH), Valley Medical Center (VMC), and UW Medical Center (UWMC). Many unit specific teams were present such as HMC Pediatrics, HMC Psychiatric Emergency Services, NWH Ballard Clinic, NWH Childbirth Center, UW Regional Heart Center, UWMC Obstetrics, VMC Emergency Department, and the WWAMI Billings, Montana Clinic. While the Institute hosts several national training events as part of the national TeamSTEPPS program, this was the first event held exclusively for participants from the UW Medicine enterprise in recent years.      

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