My experience in the hospital
My name is Jarrod Cornejo, and I am a Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering student at CSU! I spent seven weeks last summer working at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado. I worked for a week in each of the below hospital modalities learning just how surgeons, physicians, nurses, and engineers save patient lives!
I applied for the CSU Clinical Immersion Program through the School of Biomedical Engineering and interviewed for the position. I spoke about my experience working on engineering projects, my passion for the medical field, and my prior experience in interpersonal care as a lifeguard.
Work with care givers and patients to develop a new senior design project to improve a problem faced by the hospital.
My experience in the operating room
I saw an open heart surgery to replace a patient’s Mitral Valve!
In a procedure called a Trans-Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a surgeon can implant an artificial aortic valve in your heart by making a small incision in your leg and feeding a catheter through your femoral artery. Thanks to this medical innovation, what was once a long and intense open heart surgery is now a simple procedure that leaves the patient free to go home after just a few days in the hospital!
Observed the removal of the lower lobe of the left lung in a procedure called a Uniport Video Assisted Thoracoscopy
Thanks to a wound opening device created by biomedical engineers, a surgeon can remove an entire lobe of your lung through a single incision about the size of this line: ________________________________
Observed a brain tumor removed from the frontal lobe of a patient in a procedure called a craniotomy
my experience out of the operating room
Fixed the pressure transducer on an intravenous (IV) pump
Helped deliver a robotic baby at the UCHealth medical simulation center. Neonatal nurses use this technology to prepare for the varying challenges of delivering a baby.