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.
I see pregnant patients, patients with chronic pelvic conditions, such as chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding, uterine fibroids. Also, a lot of patients in my practice have been referred — or they just come themselves with pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence.
We, nowadays, can offer treatments and pelvic surgery treatments, advanced techniques where patients can go home the next day — and in a week or two they don’t even believe that they don’t have this problem anymore and they can return to their normal lives.
I do get emails from my patients. I do get calls from my patients even after they leave the practice, after they deliver their babies or they’re done with their surgeries. We become some sort of life friends sometimes, and sometimes I meet them on the street and I am always happy to see them and they come back with their friends and they come back with their family members — and this is actually very important for me.