Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge Series

The Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series invites the millions of nurses worldwide to submit ideas for new devices, health technologies, protocols or treatment approaches.
The nurse innovators with the best ideas will receive up to $100,000 in grant funding and access to mentoring and coaching from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies to help bring their ideas to life.

  • Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Maternal and Newborn Health
    Submissions for the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Maternal and Newborn Health are now closed. We look forward to announcing the awardees!

    Missed the deadline but still have a great idea?
  • Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Perioperative Care
    Submissions for the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Perioperative Care are now closed. We look forward to announcing the awardees in November 2019!

    Missed the deadline but still have a great idea?

Perioperative QuickFire Challenge Awardees

These are the awardees that aimed at improving perioperative care through their innovative ideas.

  • DEBBIE KANTOR

    Debbie Kantor contributed to Florida-based Hero Medical to help create the HERO Bandage. This simple one-piece wound care dressing for the head, limb or digits, is designed for improved self-care and monitoring of chronic wounds.
  • CHAO HSING YEH

    Johns Hopkins-based Chao Hsing Yeh developed a nurse-led innovation called Wireless Auricular Point Stimulation (APS). This treatment based on traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture provides an adjunct non-invasive, self-administered, and nonpharmacological treatment.

Maternal Health QuickFire Challenge Awardees

These are the awardees that aimed at improving maternal & newborn care through their innovative ideas.

  • LAUREN WRIGHT

    Lauren Wright, MSN, AGNP-BC, is the CEO and Founder at The Natural Nipple, an innovative solution that improves maternal and child health outcomes by supporting prolonged breastfeeding. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of South Florida.
  • ABBY HESS

    Abby Hess, APRN, DNP, invented a video game app that helps children relax and prepare for surgery. She is a nurse practitioner, researcher, and inventor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
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