Johnson & Johnson Notes on Nursing
Read our monthly e-digest for a dynamic collection of nursing stories and exclusive interviews covering all the ways nurses’ creativity, innovation, and unique perspective help change the trajectory of health for everyone, everywhere.
J&J + Nurses: Partnering with a Purpose
At the center of reinventing healthcare protocols, treatment approaches, devices, and more, you’ll discover a nurse. Nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system, and they have the insight, resourcefulness, and experience to innovate and help address critical health challenges that face our communities.
Nurses Leading Innovation
Throughout history, nurses have played an outsized role in interacting with patients, with critical roles in prevention, education, treatment, and recovery. Every day, nurses are bringing innovation to patient care that is changing patient outcomes. Learn more about some of the nurses throughout history whose innovative approaches to patient care helped to profoundly change human health.
Johnson & Johnson and Global Citizen: Changing the Trajectory of Human Health
Through bravery, compassion, and ingenuity, front line health workers, including nurses, increase access to essential care for millions of people every day. Despite the long strides made in recent years to help recruit, educate, and foster leadership, there are still not enough front line health workers. Additionally, those that exist are in need of more training and resources, while communities around the world continue to suffer from a lack of access to essential health services.
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SEP 15, 2019
Neonatal Nurses Day is celebrated every year on September 15. Established in 2000 by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), members of the neonatal community use this day to honor their nurse colleagues and show their pride in being a neonatal nurse.
SEP 26, 2019
The AMSN Convention will help you improve patient care and connect with other nurses who share your compassion and commitment.
Learn more about the role nurses play in changing human health, across the US, every day.
Advancing Culturally Competent CareA renewed focus on cultural awareness is helping nurses get a deeper understanding of patients’ needs in many communities. Which means better communication and better health outcomes for everyone.
J&J + Nurses: Partnering with a PurposeLearn more about how Johnson & Johnson is working to change the trajectory of health for humanity, by advocating for, empowering, and supporting nurses around the world.
Nurses Leading Innovation
In San Francisco General Hospital’s Ward 5B and 5A, nurses like Guy Vandenberg, RN, treated HIV/AIDS patients with compassion and found innovative ways to improve care. The film 5B shares the stories of those who worked in the ward in the 1980s, but Guy shares why the film is so relevant for today.2019-09-18T21:28:56.415Z
VA nurse researcher Shannon Munro, PhD, APRN, BC, FNP, discovered an easy and inexpensive solution to reduce cases of hospital-acquired pneumonia in her hospital: encouraging patients to brush their teeth. Munro explains the science behind the nurse-led innovative program, HAPPEN.2019-09-18T21:02:12.630Z
At UnitedHealth Group’s Center for Clinician Advancement, nurse leader Mary Jo Jerde, MBA, BSN, RN, FAAN, and her team are energizing clinicians to innovate in new areas of healthcare and become leaders in their profession through programs that encourage nurses to challenge the status quo.2019-09-13T12:54:06.622Z
Advancing Culturally Competent Care
Unique approaches to care and research are not always accepted at first, and nurse innovators everywhere often overcome many obstacles to obtain the resources and credibility needed to implement life-changing ideas and programs. This is true for Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing at The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), who developed the successful ¡Cuídate! or “Take Care of Yourself” program.2018-12-10T16:02:46.134Z
According to research by the Health Professionals for Diversity (HPD) Coalition, minority patients are impacted disproportionately by treatable, curable, or preventable diseases. Even when controlling for access-related factors, such as insurance status and income, some racial and ethnic minority groups are still more likely to receive lower-quality healthcare. As the links between these disparities and racial and ethnic minority populations continue to drive research in culturally competent care, educational initiatives that create a constant awareness of such disparities among healthcare providers are key to helping close the gap in the level of care provided in diverse communities around the country.2018-11-21T15:03:00.920Z
Many parents across the U.S. struggle with challenging behaviors in their young children, and they may not be aware of the array of strategies that can help them deal with their children’s behavior. What if some of these behavioral issues could be addressed by affording parents access to parenting information that is not readily available in their communities? This question led three nurse researchers – Deborah Gross, DNSc, RN, FAAN, Christine Garvey, PhD, RN, and Wrenetha Julion, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN – to develop the Chicago Parent Program at the Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago, Ill.2018-10-23T17:12:43.881Z
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Getting Real: Today’s Nurse
Sheri Sawchuk, DNP, APRN, NP-C, CNE, fell into nursing by providence – she attended an informational session for a local nursing program after driving a friend there and ultimately enrolled in classes herself for the following semester. In 2013, Sheri first learned of the Global Health Education Program (GHEP) at Chamberlain University from the program’s founder, Susan Fletcher, EdD, MSN, BSN. Today, after finding her passion at the intersection of nursing, education, and global health, and with 15 years of international relief work under her belt, Sheri leads nursing students on international GHEP trips to help up-and-coming nurses identify their nursing passions.2018-12-10T16:09:52.301Z
Lori Lioce, DNP, FNP-BC, CHSOS, CHSE, FAANP, began her career as a dental hygienist. As she learned more and more about each of her patients and their overall health, she decided to make a change – she went back to school to become a nurse with the goal of improving health outcomes for as many patients as possible. Image2018-11-13T16:47:35.977Z
In 2015, Janie Harvey Garner, RN, encountered public criticism of a Miss America contestant and fellow nurse who delivered her monologue wearing scrubs and a “doctor’s stethoscope.” Feeling frustrated and misrepresented after hearing the comments minimizing nurses’ roles in healthcare delivery, Janie created the Show Me Your Stethoscope Facebook group to reinforce the essential role of nursing – effectively creating one of the largest nursing organizations in the United States.2018-10-24T18:37:14.038Z
J&J + Nurses: Partnering with a Purpose
Across the country, registered nurses (RNs) play a critical role in the medical preparedness and response to natural disasters of all kinds, working to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the at-risk public. Nurses are uniquely qualified to manage emergency situations — which can come at a cost to themselves and their families.2019-03-20T21:19:17.418Z
Global Citizen South Africa Festival and World AIDS Day 2018 Provide Global Health Platform to #makeHIVhistoryWith over 36 million people living with HIV globally and over one million new infections each year, the disease remains one of the greatest global health threats of our time. In an effort to combat this ongoing public health crisis, Johnson & Johnson is committed to continued innovation in the fields of prevention, treatment, and cure; in fact, Johnson & Johnson has a 25-year legacy in its work around HIV.2018-12-10T16:20:42.466Z
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)1, more than 500,000 people who work in the operating room – including many who are perioperative nurses – are exposed to surgical smoke each year. Surgical smoke is the by-product of surgical procedures in which an electric device is used to ablate, cut, coagulate, desiccate, fulgurate, or vaporize tissue, and can decrease site visibility and impact air quality in the operating room. In fact, the American Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) estimates being in an operating room for just one day has the potential to expose operating staff to surgical smoke that is equivalent to smoking 27 to 30 unfiltered cigarettes2.2018-11-12T15:01:48.283Z
Notes on Nursing Podcast
Diversity and Inclusion Innovator Dr. Kenya BeardIn this episode of Notes on Nursing Live, I interview Dr. Kenya V. Beard, a nurse researcher, educator, and the leader of the recent National League for Nursing (NLN) “Diversity & Inclusion: Facilitating Race-Related Discourse that Matters” workshop. We chat about creating more inclusive nursing workplaces and the need to develop the leadership abilities of culturally...The post Diversity and Inclusion Innovator Dr. Kenya Beard appeared first on Johnson & Johnson Notes on Nursing Live .2018-12-18T11:38:31Z
Neonatal Wound Care Innovator Roxana ReynaIn this episode of Notes on Nursing Live, I interview neonatal wound-care expert and innovator Roxana Reyna, a nurse practitioner who specializes in wound care for neonates and children. Roxana creates wound care dressings for these tiny patients by using wound care products typically designed for adults, custom fitting her patients’ needs to help heal...The post Neonatal Wound Care Innovator Roxana Reyna appeared first on Johnson & Johnson Notes on Nursing Live .2018-12-14T15:31:56Z
Coming Soon: The Innovation Bootcamp Podcast Series
Developed in partnership with a leading nurse association, this educational storytelling podcast explores innovation and entrepreneurship with leaders in the field, led by an engaging, informative host. Stay tuned for our launch in January 2020.
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