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.
My patients constantly challenge me, and I like that. I like that I’m constantly learning. And especially now with the Internet, they look things up. And they have very specific questions. And they have a lot more knowledge, I feel like, than they did in the past, which is great.
If they’re not invested in the treatments that we’re talking about, then it’s not really worth doing, and so I hope that together we can find a course of treatment that works best for them. Whether it’s medication, whether it’s an exercise regimen, whether it’s a diagnostic test, a change in their diet, I want to find something that works for them.