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.
Preventative care is a huge part of primary care — talking about how your diet factors into your health, how your exercise habits, how your stress management, how even your sleep can factor into your health.
I think a lot of my patients just need for their health to be explained in a very straightforward, simple fashion so that they can process and understand the test results, the diagnoses. And sometimes it’s really helpful for me to just sit down with a patient, and talk about what the specialist said, what the specialist did, what test results came from the specialist. And it really puts a patient at ease to have a better understanding of what all those numbers mean. A lot of it is just helping them process the information.