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Nurses Leading Innovation

Highlights innovative examples of nurses driving improved patient outcomes and transforming the standard of care through new protocols, policies, programs and technologies.

Nurses Leading Innovation
March 15, 2018

In an environment like a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), constant improvements and dedication to patient safety are essential to provide efficient, up-to-date care. Maureen Maurano, BSN, RN, NICU nurse manager at Children’s National in Washington, D.C., knows firsthand how important patient-focused care is and has implemented initiatives at the hospital that ensure top-level care for the smallest, most fragile patients.

Nurses Leading Innovation
February 27, 2018

In today’s modern world, technology and innovation are essential to furthering the nursing profession. As the founder and CEO of NurseGrid, Joe Novello, BSN, RN, is using his nursing skills to help improve the nursing profession and advance outcomes for patients. NurseGrid was created by nurses, for nurses and nurse leaders, in order to streamline communication, staffing, and scheduling in nursing departments. The app, which was created in 2013 and is now used in hospitals across the country, serves as a calendar and communication tool for nurses to manage their schedules, and a platform for managers to oversee scheduling, ultimately increasing the productivity of both nurses and managers. We recently spoke to Joe about what led to the development of NurseGrid and the importance of nurse entrepreneurship. 

Nurses Leading Innovation
February 13, 2018

Advances in technology are helping healthcare providers improve outcomes for patients of all ages, including babies born with single ventricle heart disease.

Nurses Leading Innovation
January 31, 2018

From founding new nursing organizations to creating new cardiac surgery programs, Patricia “Trish” C. Seifert, MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN, a perioperative cardiac surgery consultant from Falls Church, Va., has used her nursing background in many different ways. We had the chance to talk to her about her career, leadership, mentorship, and asking the important questions.

Nurses Leading Innovation
November 28, 2017

By providing bedside care, nurses often have unique insights into the needs of specific patient populations. We recently spoke with Vivian Low, MPH, RN-BC, FPCNA, manager of special projects, chair of nursing research, at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif., about her passion for coordinating community resources and developing programs to address specific health factors.

Nurses Leading Innovation
September 13, 2017

Public awareness and interest in all things “green” has created a need for nurses to understand environmental issues and their relationship to health with credible, evidence-based information, as well as provide leadership in making the necessary changes in our policies and practices. We spoke with Cara Cook, MS, RN, AHN-BC, who was recently chosen as a 2017 Johnson & Johnson Global Citizen Young Health Leader, about the connection between environmentalism and nursing, and how her background as a nurse has prepared her for advocacy work.

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