Nurses are uniquely positioned to create innovative solutions that can improve human health. That’s why Johnson & Johnson has long partnered with the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) to advance care for the surgical patient.
At the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo (April 6-10, Nashville, TN), a new collaboration was unveiled to bring nurse innovation to life. The Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series invites nurses around the world to submit ideas to improve perioperative care, including solutions that address the physical and psychological impact of patients throughout pre, intra, and post-operative care. The best idea(s) will receive up to $100,000 in grant funding and access to mentoring and coaching from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. Applications are being accepted now until July 26 at https://nursing.jnj.com/#quickfire-challenge.
In announcing the initiative during the AORN opening ceremonies, Melissa Fischer, MSN, RN, CNOR, Senior Manager of Clinical Education at Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies (JJMDC) said “As innovators on the frontlines of healthcare, perioperative registered nurses have the power to profoundly change lives. Share your ideas and let’s continue to change this world for the better.”
JJMDC served as the Platinum Supporter for the AORN Conference, which brought together nearly 5,000 perioperative nurse leaders from around the country and internationally. As part of its commitment to the OR Nurse, the Johnson & Johnson Institute provided education in the following areas:
- Smoke evacuation in the OR
- Tips for addressing burnout with energy management…
- Reducing surgical site infections
- Alternative strategies for pain management that can reduce Opioid use
- Nurses Change Lives and that changes everything