Patient Simulators Help Save LivesThe new Rush Clinical Skills and Simulation Center uses sophisticated dummies to simulate real-world patient care — from serious heart conditions to the flu — for students and health care workers from Rush University Medical Center.
Wellness is more than just having a physical body that works mechanically. You need to be able to have that sense of wellbeing that goes deeper than just the physical body, and so as a physician — while I’m caring for a person’s physical body — I’m also concerned about how they’re doing in life.
Patients have more medical knowledge at their fingertips, but the advantage is that the doctors do then too. So a patient comes in and has heard something on the news or heard something online, with having our offices computerized now, I can check it during that visit and be able to have a discussion with the patient about what they’ve heard. And either say, “Gee that is something I’ve learned new,” or say, “Well, you might want to take that with a little bit of a grain of salt.”