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.
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If someone has difficulty swallowing and there’s a narrowing in their esophagus, then I would be able to dilate it, and that would go away. Also an important part of my job is colorectal cancer screening. So if people come in needing a colonoscopy or they have a family history of colon cancer, we can do a colonoscopy, remove polyps.
The main thing I try to do is try to picture myself as a patient. That’s my overall philosophy — is basically to communicate and treat patients the way that I would want to be — or my family members would want to be — treated.