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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.

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 in Perioperative Care
  • DEBBIE KANTOR,
    APRN
    Debbie 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, RN
    Johns 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.
Learn From Our Awardees
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."
DEBBIE KANTOR
APRN
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."
CHAO HSING YEH
PhD, RN

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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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.
Female nurse in scrubs and face mask performing a COVID-19 test
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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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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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