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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
October 11, 2016

Intrigued by the complexity of hospital labor and delivery units, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) designed a robot to learn how to help make scheduling decisions. Kristen A. Jerrier, RN, BSN, CNIV, is a resource nurse in the labor and delivery unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Mass., and was one of 17 physicians and nurses who participated in the CSAIL study. Read on to learn about her experience as a resource nurse, and how participating in research projects like this has strengthened her resolve to give patients the best care possible.

Nurses Leading Innovation
July 13, 2016

Arizona State University, the Phoenix Symphony and a team from the Huger Mercy Living Center in Phoenix, Ariz., collaborated on the “Music & Memory” research project, to learn the impact of live music on people living with Alzheimer’s disease. Kristine Carpina, LPN, is a clinical care supervisor at Huger Mercy Living Center. Read on to learn about her perspective for caring for people with Alzheimer’s and the potential for music therapy to increase their quality of life.

Nurses Leading Innovation
June 15, 2016

Telemedicine is here to stay. According to an article published in the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC) earlier this year, telemedicine is changing the way patient care is provided in a growing number of intensive care units across the country.

Nurses Leading Innovation
June 15, 2016

"Today’s nursing leaders have taken a stronger leadership role in healthcare. It is important to have nurses at the table to make strategic decisions regarding patient care delivery." - Theresa M. Davis, Ph.D., RN, NE-BC, is the clinical operations director of Inova Telemedicine enVision eICU in Falls Church, Virginia.

Nurses Leading Innovation
April 13, 2016

"Nursing informatics is still one of the “best kept secrets” in healthcare, even though nursing was at the forefront of informatics credentialing some 20 years ago. As technological advancements continue to grow and take hold in healthcare, the unique skill set of nursing informatics is becoming more well-known and desired throughout patient care.." - Jason J. Fratzke, RN, MSN, chief nursing informatics officer for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Nurses Leading Innovation
March 23, 2016

Mary Frances Bruckmeier, RN, BSN, is a public health nurse with the Pima County Health Department in Tucson, Ariz. Several times a week, she spends her days at the Pima County Public Library, where she helps anyone in need seeking healthcare.

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