The virtual reality simulation “Opioid Rescue” opens with an unconscious man lying on a basement floor next to an empty syringe.
“The first thing I’m going to do is try to talk to him and see if he’s conscious,” said Grace Mueller, an intern at the University of Pittsburgh’s Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research, also known as WISER.
“Are you OK? Wake up!” a female voice asked the unconscious man.
“It seems like he’s not responding so I’m going to try and shake his shoulders,” she said.