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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My niche in emergency medicine is with cardiac patients. This is the research that I was doing in residency. And so right away I took over that portion of the emergency medicine. And we had to create liaison with cardiology department, emergency department to make sure the patient who come in with chest pains — whether they have heart attacks or angina — that they are stabilized appropriately.
No matter what time the patient shows up, if they have a heart attack they go to the cath lab, and they get there within the 90-minute time frame, and they get their arteries opened immediately. And so if you do that in an appropriate time frame, you actually save the cardiac muscle, and patient can walkout of the hospital with absolutely no damage to the heart.