Inaugural UPMC Employee Rapid Response Symposium A Success

Paul Phrampus

WISER Highlights Winter 2023

There is a lot that must happen—and go well—when a medical emergency occurs in a hospital. WISER’s extensive work on assessment of medical emergencies through the In-Patient Crisis Response System Evaluation Program has been instrumental in the improvement of code teams, systems, equipment, and local responses to medical emergencies. From this work with many hospitals, WISER has created the WISER/UPMC Rapid Response Symposium, that was held on October 26, 2022, for UPMC hospital personnel only.

The symposium focused on advancing rapid response team capabilities across the UPMC System through education and networking. The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Michael DeVita, Critical Care Physician and Director of Palliative Care at Harlem Hospital, Founding President of the International Society for Rapid Response Systems, and former UPMC Critical Care Physician.

WISER was pleased to coordinate such an amazing event with more than 40 different presenters covering topics like: Code Team Constructs, Mock Codes, Subspeciality Responses, Advanced Directives, Just in Time Directives, documentation and much more. Over 140 healthcare providers attended the event.

Education and Simulation Improving Healthcare