CHICAGO (CBS) — A new “smart dummy” simulation center opens soon at Rush University Medical Center, and it’s hoped greater patient care comes out of it.
Simulation Lab co-director Michael Kremer said phones have been ringing off the hook with medical students and doctors wanting to reserve time with the dummies in the center that opens to them on Monday. The official Grand opening is scheduled for next month.
Kremer said the new lab at Rush has eight so-called “smart dummies.” Two of them are “the high fidelity kind that we can inject medications into, and get realistic responses. They breathe. They have pulses. They exhale carbon dioxide.”