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Got a Great Idea to Improve Perioperative Care?

In collaboration with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), we’re excited to announce the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Perioperative Care. We’re inviting nurses to submit their innovative ideas to improve perioperative care and change human health.

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies were the Platinum Sponsor at this year’s Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Global Surgical Conference & Expo held earlier this month in Nashville, Tennessee, and was proud to leverage this forum to advocate for and empower perioperative nurses as critical drivers of better human health outcomes.

At AORN 2019, Johnson & Johnson announced the continuation of the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series with the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Perioperative Care, which invites nurses to submit innovative ideas to improve perioperative (pre-, intra- and post) care with the potential to change human health.

“As innovators on the frontlines of healthcare, perioperative registered nurses have the power to profoundly change lives,” said Melissa Fischer, MSN, RN, CNOR, Senior Manager of Clinical Education at Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, at AORN 2019. “In the spirit of creativity, advocacy and innovation, J&J is inviting the more than 40,000 AORN members and all the perioperative nurses located around the world to submit their unique ideas that have the power to profoundly improve patient care and change human health in the first ever Perioperative RN QuickFire Challenge.”

The Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series empowers nurse-led innovation in healthcare. It also expands the definition of what innovation means for frontline health workers by inviting nurses worldwide to develop and share their novel concepts, protocols, treatment approaches and device ideas that have the power to profoundly change human health. The nurse innovators with the best idea(s) will receive up to $100,000 in grant funding, mentoring and coaching from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies and access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS ecosystem to help bring their ideas to life.

Applications will be evaluated on the uniqueness and feasibility of the idea, the thoroughness of the approach, the identification of key resources and plan to further the idea, and the idea’s potential to profoundly change human health outcomes. Applications must be submitted by practicing or retired nurses. The deadline to apply for the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Perioperative Care is July 26, 2019 midnight PST.

The Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series is part of the QuickFire Challenge platform which was developed by Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS to attract and develop game-changing, early-stage innovation across the global therapeutics, consumer, health technologies, and medical devices sectors. Awardees benefit from a variety of prizes such as cash grants, access to world class lab facilities and programming, and mentorship from a global network of industry experts. The first Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge launched in fall 2018 and the winners will be announced during National Nurses Week in May 2019.

To learn more about the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge Series and apply, visit nursing.jnj.com.

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