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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The pediatric cardiology pharmacopeia: 2013 update. Severin PN, Awad S, Shields B, Hoffman J, Bonney W, Cortez E, Ganesan R, Patel A, Barnes S, Barnes S, Al-Anani S, Gupta U, Cheddar YB, Gonzalez IE, Mallula K, Ghawi H, Kazmouz S, Gendi S, Abdulla RI. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 2013 Jan 34(1):1-29. doi: 10.1007/s00246-012-0553-8. Epub 2012 Nov 29.
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I think that the ICU [Intensive Care Unit] really chooses the people that are meant to work there. So when somebody asks me what do I remember about choosing the Pediatric ICU, I don't think it was ever really a choice. I think it was a natural course of my career and my life. So I wouldn't say that it was necessarily a choice — and that moment where I chose — I think it's those moments where you're humbled by the fact that you're entrusted to take care of really sick kids and their families.
I think that there are a lot of concerns that families have — independent of what the child's prognosis may be. So when we're trying to alleviate those fears, we try to take into consideration the entire family as a whole.
I have several families — who I have encountered throughout my career — who still keep in touch with me via email. They'll call me several years later asking for advice about their other children. Through invitations to birthdays — those are the moments where I feel like I've really done something and actually give me goose bumps thinking about it.