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 take care of female patients with a variety of different typical gynecologic disorders — from needing an annual exam, pap smear, birth control to dealing with things like fibroids and endometriosis. As far as urogynecology goes, I deal with problems of the bladder and support structures of the uterus.
The vast majority of the time we’re not talking about life-threatening disease. We’re talking about quality of life issues. And when you see someone that has had a significant embarrassment, has limited some of the important social events or physical events that they do because of this disorder, and now they’re able to do the events, do the physical activities, interact socially with people that they weren’t able to before — and that is quite gratifying to be able to see that.