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 types of patients that I see at Rush as a generalist obstetrician/gynecologist are, for the most part, obstetrical patients—patients that are pregnant. My role is to reassure the patient and guide them through that nine months and make sure that they’re feeling confident as they go from appointment to appointment.
It’s important, number one, to make the patient feel very comfortable. Number two, address their issue. And, number three, be accessible for their questions and for their concerns. And, I think once you develop that relationship, the patient feels comfortable with you and your decisions and your treatment guidance—and they come back and they remain your patient for a long time.