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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.

Read more about the Challenge Awardees

The Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series invites the millions of nurses worldwide to submit nurse-led solutions, protocols, technologies, devices and/or treatment approaches.
Meet the Awardees of the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: COVID-19 Patient Care
  • KATHLEEN MALOUF,
    BS, BSN, RN-BC, CBC, CSR
    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
    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.
Learn From Our Awardees
Come forward with your ideas and products, because just by believing in yourself, you can change healthcare. It’s within your power."
KATHLEEN MALOUF
BS, BSN, RN-BC, CBC, CSR
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."
JENNIFER STINSON
RN-EC, PhD, CPNP

Past Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenges

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Mental Health
Together with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge on Mental Health launched in 2020.
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02
Oncology Care
Together with the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Oncology Care launched in 2019.
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Maternal and Newborn Health
Together with the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Maternal and Newborn Health was launched in 2019.
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Perioperative Care
In collaboration with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Perioperative Care was launched in 2019.
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Improving Human Health
Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series in 2018, the more than 3.2 million nurses located throughout the U.S. were invited to submit ideas for new devices, health technologies, protocols or treatment approaches that had the power to profoundly impact patient care and human health.
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