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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My colleagues and I decided to open up a heart center for women to address the various needs of women with heart disease or to prevent heart disease in women. Because since 1984, the rates of women dying from heart disease exceeded that of men, but people still thought that heart disease was only affecting men.
We also see a lot of men in our heart center for women or in the University Cardiologists because our female patients have asked us to see their brothers, their fathers and their husbands because they saw that we were giving very good, comprehensive care for heart disease.
It’s very rewarding to see how much respect I get from my patients. Because when they listen to me, and they understand that I care about them, they really make changes in their lives. And I know that when I speak to a patient, I’m affecting not only that patient, but the whole family — and maybe even the whole community — because that patient can affect so many lives.