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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When I see a patient, usually they’ve seen other physicians and they haven’t been able to solve the problem. So I actually want to hear the whole story again from the patient — in their own words. I tell the patients after they finish talking to me, if you’re riding home or tonight or so forth, you think of something new, you can call me and tell me about it. It’s hard to get everything in in one interview.
Infectious disease specialists do see a lot of HIV-infected patients, and there’s been an amazing evolution of the treatment of HIV. When the disease first came out, I can remember taking care of patients—75 patients in the hospital with it. Now we hardly have any with it. Before you had to take 12 different pills, now you can take one. The disease went from something people were dying from to a chronic disease that is well taken care of if the patient takes his medication.