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 primarily work with children in the neonatal intensive care unit, the pediatric intensive care unit or children in specialty programs like the craniofacial center or the epilepsy center — dealing with kids who have a very serious risk for handicap or disability. And my role is to not only to assess these children, but then to be able to determine the best way of evaluating treatment programs for them to help them be stronger.
A child’s strengths are what predict the future, not a child’s weaknesses. And parents normally come to a medical center to deal with weaknesses, which doesn’t predict the future. Yet every parent is so concerned about their child’s future. So I’m able to use very detailed assessment techniques that not only quantify the weakness that brought them here to the medical center, but the strengths that will help define their future, so that I can empower the parents to really be very optimistic.
The goal basically for any child is the same goal you and I have — is to be successful in what we do. And that’s why were here: to help parents facilitate their children’s success.