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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We treat patients with craniofacial anomalies. This includes patients with cleft lip and palette, patients with other birth defects affecting the shape and function of the face and head.
So one of the techniques, that now we have used at Rush since the early 90s, is this technique that is called nasal alveolar molding, in which we reshape the cartilages of the nose prior to the repair of the lip. So in this way, the patients tend to have a much, much better immediate outcome, but also they do require less secondary procedures to obtain the final desired outcome.
I’m old enough now that I now have seen some of my patients go into successful personal and professional lives. Helping them to get into the mainstream of life is, to me, the most rewarding thing.