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 specialize primarily in patients with brain injury and those with chronic, intractable back pain, neck pain — any sort of chronic pain.
Rehabilitation in its essence is multi-disciplinary. When I’m communicating with physical therapy and occupational therapy and speech and psychology, etc., I’m looking at that patient from as many facets as I can. I want to understand why they’re not eating. Is it a cognitive problem, something with their concentration, memory, and attention? Is it a visual problem? Is it a functional problem where their arm doesn’t work? Is it something that — it’s a psychological problem? Rehab does this, and we do it very horizontally. We do it all at the same time.
These are people with disabilities. These aren’t disabled people. When a person starts to recognize what abilities they have and what they can actively — not passively — do for their own convalescence, we know we’ve started that process of recovery.