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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Blindness is a very terrifying concept to patients — with the loss of vision comes the loss of independence. And prior to the advances of many of the therapies that we have now for things like macular degeneration and diabetes, our patients became scared because of their loss of independence. We’re now able to liberate them. Patients are able to read again. They’re able to get back behind the wheel of a car where previously they were in danger of losing that. And that is an extraordinary emotional lift for these patients.
I love what I do. I love the smiles on patients’ faces when you’re able to give them back vision, particularly when they come to you because they’re worried about going blind — they’re worried about their last eye going down the tubes. And if you’re able to stop that — and many times we are — it gives you a sense of satisfaction that I don’t think you can find anywhere else in medicine.