Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: COVID-19 Patient Care
About the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: COVID-19 Patient Care
Together with the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) and the Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Leaders (SONSIEL), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: COVID-19 Patient Care launched in 2020.
Nurses and nursing students worldwide were invited to share their innovative nurse-led ideas focused on improving COVID-19 patient care, with specific interest in, for example: facilitating remote patient monitoring and communications, data and reporting, resiliency and self-care, supporting a safe return to work or school, supporting sharing of best practices, and addressing racial disparities and inequities in healthcare.
The nurse innovators with the best idea(s) gained access to funding and support to help move their innovations forward, including grant funding of up to $100,000, mentoring and training opportunities from the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, and access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS ecosystem, which helps innovators accelerate discovery and get operational support to bring their healthcare solutions to life.
- Kathleen Malouf, BS, BSN, RN-BC, CBC, CSRN, is a pediatric nurse at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey and is the inventor of the IsoPouch, a simple, disposable, transparent pouch that adheres to an isolation gown. The pouch can help health workers quickly and easily gather supplies and preserve personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Jennifer Stinson, RN-EC, PhD, CPNP, a nurse scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada, leads a team in the development of a novel rehabilitation treatment: Pain Rehabilitation Virtual Reality (PR-VR). PR-VR aims to develop and implement virtual reality as an at-home rehabilitation treatment for adolescents with chronic pain.
Come forward with your ideas and products, because just by believing in yourself, you can change healthcare. It’s within your power."
I would advise other nurses to believe in the value of their insights. As a nurse, I knew that I could bridge the gaps that exist between the latest evidence and what is being used in everyday practice. My unique lens gives me the ability to identify these gaps and contribute to evidence-based research that can be quickly implemented into everyday clinical care."
Past Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenges