my visit to Cleveland clinic, I had in mind th...
Reflective Essay on Cleveland Clinic
my visit to Cleveland clinic, I had in mind that Cleveland was all about drugs
and medicines, like other normal procedures that am used to my day to day visit
to hospital whenever am sick or escorting someone there. At Cleveland, it was
beyond my expectations that it was not all about medicine and other medical
procedures. Cleveland has incorporated the invention of the new technology that
has made work easier in its facilities. One of the most surprising and
fascinating encounter that I had experienced is Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs).
It took me by surprise how this vehicles or I would rather call them ( Felder,
pg 1540) robots how they carried different types of loads to different
destinations. The AGVs move along a programmed path by the aid of magnetic
strips, radio frequencies, sensors or lasers. The servers sense the address on
the destination the load is supposed to be taken and sends it to the server to
allow transit. The AGVs project cost about $5.4 million in a year and they
travel about 678 miles in a day.
interesting thing about Cleveland is that they receive different things on
their procurement sector such as drugs and human organs such as eyes, human
skin, kidneys and many other body organ tissues of a human being. In my
experience, I never saw a human eye dissected from the sockets of the human
skull. Imagine of a human skin stripped from a human body. These among other
things scared me a little bit till I had a second thought on my career path of
being a doctor. This also answered the questions I have been loading my head
with about people selling human organs. We also managed to learn that Cleveland
clinic have about $ 1.8 billion in their inventory. Finally, the visit helped me clear the doubts
I had about my career as a doctor and somehow prepared me on what things to
expect in my career path.
R. A., et al. "Robotics in the medical laboratory." Clinical
chemistry 36.9 (1990): 1534-1543.