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.
In hematology, we treat a very broad range of conditions, such as anemia, bleeding/clotting disorders, platelet disorders, white cell count disorders—and those can be malignant, or cancerous conditions, those could technically be also benign conditions, non-cancerous.
We have a lot of new diagnostic techniques and treatments that we can offer to our patients. And the survival of patients with blood diseases is improving every decade. So, besides offering them treatments, it’s also very important to understand what their goals are, values and current understanding of their condition and clarify those things. It’s very important to involve them and work with them as a team.