As a doctor, I learned very early that nurses are some of the brightest, most resourceful people in healthcare. They’re also the ones with the most personal relationships with patients. Their jobs are hard and there isn’t a well designed place on the Internet that gathers and spreads truly important nursing innovations to all nurses all over the world. For example, kangaroo care is a nursing practice with newborn, usually preterm, infants wherein the infant is held, skin-to-skin, with an adult. It was initially developed to care for preterm infants in areas where incubators are either unavailable or unreliable. It’s saved countless lives over the years.
So we created a platform to share great ideas like kangaroo care. It’s called the Care Challenge. Please have a look and, if you’re a nurse with a great innovation, submit one of your ideas or current initiatives. Also, please tell your nurse friends! We’d very much appreciate you spreading the word.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at jay at thefuturewell dot com. FYI, this has been built by my company, The Future Well, in partnership with Sanofi, the International Council of Nurses, SIDIIEF, and the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation.