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Johnson & Johnson Celebrates Nursing Innovation That is Changing Human Health
Johnson & Johnson Celebrates Nursing Innovation That is Changing Human Health

At the center of reinventing healthcare protocols, treatment approaches, devices, and more, you’ll discover a nurse.

Johnson & Johnson Celebrates Nursing Innovation That is Changing Human Health

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For years, the best practice for protecting a certain type of birth defect called an omphalocele before surgery was to dry it out, which shrinks the surface area of the exposed organs, but requires a lengthy hospital stay. Enter Roxana Reyna, MSN, RNC-NIC, WCC, CWOCN, FNP-C, a nurse with 20 years experience as a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

While working for Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids, Mich., Lauran Hardin, MSN, RN-BC, CNL, met one patient whose complex social issues and challenging life circumstances led to his frequent visits to the emergency room – not because he was injured or sick, but because he needed somewhere to go to feel safe. She realized that there is much more complexity to every patient than just their medical conditions, and healthcare providers can make a difference for these vulnerable people.

Spotlight
May 3, 2018

Working across many treatment settings, and with a strong emphasis on patient education and disease prevention, nurses bring their technical knowledge, innovation, creativity, and healing touch to bear every day to significantly improve patient health. As healthcare providers who typically spend the greatest amount of time with patients, nurses bring their innovation to patient care every day.

Podcasts
May 2, 2018
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In this episode of Nursing Notes Live, we hear from Nancy Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN, the executive director and associate dean of healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship at the Bouve College of Health Sciences and a professor and former dean of the School of Nursing at Northeastern University. Listen to learn more about Nancy’s commitment to redefining the traditional reputation of nursing and helping instill healthcare innovation as a recognized role for all nurses.  

May 3, 2018

Do you have a story to share about how you're changing the world through innovation? Drop us a line, tell us more, and help us continue to share the powerful impact of nursing innovation that is changing patient outcomes!

Instigating positive change for patients throughout the world is part of what makes nurses a driving force in healthcare, and for Genevieve Handy, MSN, CPNP, being a catalyst for positive change has become a driving purpose in life. At the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) 66th Annual Convention plenary session presented by Johnson & Johnson earlier this month, Genevieve shared her story with thousands of student nurses in attendance and explained why nurses should be recognized as change makers—not just care takers.

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