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 like to involve family members if the patient would like that to be part of the treatment plan. And I certainly like to involve psychotherapists or primary care physicians so that we essentially put together more of a treatment team that ultimately comes together to have the best treatment plan possible for the patient.
It’s really nice to be able to sit down with a patient and talk about what kinds of treatments are available for their condition, what kind of evidence supports those treatments, what kind of side effects have been reported with those treatments —and side effects that I’ve seen with various medications — and then come up with a plan that really fits for both of us so that they feel comfortable and involved in planning their own destiny as far as treatment goes.