Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Perioperative Care
About the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in 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.
Nurses around the world were invited to submit innovative ideas with the goal to improve perioperative care and change human health, including solutions that aimed to address the physical and psychological impact of patients throughout pre, intra, and post-operative care.
The nurse innovators with the best idea(s) received 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.
- DEBBIE KANTOR,
APRNDebbie Kantor, APRN 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,
PhD, RNJohns Hopkins-based Chao Hsing Yeh, PhD, RN 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.
I would also tell myself, and younger nurses just beginning their innovation path, that it’s okay to be scared. Innovation is a journey different for everyone."
Find a positive environment and surround yourself with people who will encourage, motivate and support you endlessly. Once you set up your goal, it may need to take a little detour, but your persistence will pay off. Keep trying, do not give up and do not settle."
Past Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenges