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.
The nice thing about my practice is that I can see someone from adolescence all the way to menopause and beyond. So whether they’re pregnant at the time or they’re just coming for a general checkup, I can be their doctor.
I think with — especially first time mothers — a lot of my first few visits with them is education. Educating them on what to expect during the pregnancy, what they should be doing to keep themselves healthy, what changes they’re going to notice in their bodies as they go through their pregnancy. Because if they know what to expect, when things happen to them they’re less scary.