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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I grew up in a family of physicians. My father was a doctor and so was his father, and so it’s always been something that I was exposed to since a young age. And I always appreciated the relationship that physicians have with their patients, and so when I was growing up and saw that, that was something that I wanted to have for myself, as well.
We have patients that come in with a whole different variety of complaints, whether it’s leg pain, whether it’s problems with their varicose veins, whether they don’t have any problems but they have a history of some type of vascular disease, there’s a whole host of different vascular complications and vascular disease processes that I can take care of.
Research is a big part of our practice because there’s always new things coming out on to the field in vascular surgery. There’s new procedures. There’s new techniques. There’s new instruments, and particularly with the way electronics is developing, so much more of the procedures that we do are becoming noninvasive and less requiring of surgery. So if you’re not at the forefront of that, as we are in our practice and here at Rush, you’re not going to be able to give patients the most broad application of care that you possibly can.