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Tiffany Kelley PhD MBA RN, Nightingale Apps LLC, Massachusetts Nurses:"Dr. Tiffany Kelley, the Founder of "Know My Patient", not only has 16 years of nursing experience, but has also spent the last 12 of those years working in the field of nursing informatics. Her entry into informatics began while working on a team to implement an electronic health record at Boston Children's Hospital where she experienced first hand the current limitations within hospital settings to provide nurses with information at any location, especially while on-the-go. As a previous staff nurse nurse herself, Dr. Kelley is well aware of the needs of nurses- the end users of Know My Patient™ and is passionate about helping them help others."
Nightingale Apps LLC
PO Box 990515
Boston MA 02199


Sarah Mott, RN, @Nurseborn, Nurse Born, LLC:"Nurse Born specializes in products designed by nurses. It is Nurse Born's mission to assist nurses with the invention process and help them bring their product to market. Nurse Born has launched its first product the Nurse Born Stethoscope Holster. Our Holster is designed to provide an alternative means of carrying the stethoscope around the neck. The Nurse Born Holster has a double spring design that allows the user to conveniently attach it to their waistband, pocket, tote bag etc... It is easy to use and fits most styles of stethoscope including some electronic styles. We can confidently say that the Nurse Born Stethoscope Holster will stay in place even during high activity."


Lynette Damir, RN, CEO and Creative Director, SwaddleDesigns Lynette Damir, RN, CEO and Creative Director, founded SwaddleDesigns in 2002. The inspiration for SwaddleDesigns was sparked when Lynette visited families with new babies in their homes and she noticed they struggled with swaddling for two reasons. First, the blanket they were using was too small or too thick, and second, they could not remember how to make a good secure swaddle. The parents consistently asked her to share the secret of the hospital nurses - how to swaddle."
Phone: 1-855-SWADDLE or 855-792-3353 (Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5pm)


Clay Smith, RN, LLC:"We provide a truely unique and patent pending invention to hospitals that stops stretcher sheets from falling."
1726 Edgewater drive
Edgewater, Florida 32132
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Incline Technologies, Inc., Susan Skewes, RN:"Incline Technologies, Inc. was the first to develop an innovative new product that combined the science of skin care with the convenience of a prepackaged bathing system. Susan Skewes, RN had practiced hospital nursing for twenty years when she decided it was time to update the age-old technique of basin bathing. The old-fashioned basin bath had many disadvantages. It was a time consuming task that was exhausting for patients, and often left skin dry and damaged. The new technique had to be easier for nurses and patients, while providing excellent skin care. Researched, developed and introduced in 1994, Bag Bath set a new standard for patient care. Hospitals soon discovered that Bag Bath:"
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Small Beginnings:"Thanks For Visiting Us At Small Beginnings..."Where Baby's Needs Are The Motivation To Produce Better Products..."Where Nurse's Needs Bring About Innovative Product Ideas That Eliminate Altering Medical Devices & Are Easier To Use...Where Products Are Developed To Be Less Expensive To Hospitals And Cost Effective As Well."
Small Beginnings Inc.
17525 Alder St. Suite #28 Hesperia, Ca. 92345
Toll Free 800 676-0462
Local # 760 949-7707
Fax # 760 948-1916



Clay Smith, RN, LLC:"We provide a truely unique and patent pending invention to hospitals that stops stretcher sheets from falling."
1726 Edgewater drive
Edgewater, Florida 32132
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Frustration, Perspiration, and Innovation: Nurse-Inventors Create in the Name of Patient Care Carrie Farella, RN, MA, Nurseweek:"THEY WELD METAL. They blend chemicals. They vow to go where no inventor has gone before — and they do it in the name of patient care. If necessity is the mother of invention, then nurses are its extended family. “Nurses are among the cleverest inventors of all,” says Nicholas Webb, a nationally recognized expert in the field of medical inventions and an inventor himself. “Behind their efforts is always a way to better care for their patients.” Behind any invention is a trail of blood, sweat, and tears. Most inventions don’t just happen. They usually arise out of frustration as nurses attempt to fix a problem — make care easier, cleaner, safer, and more efficient."


Intravenous Catheter Shield, Inventor of the Week Archive, MIT:"The mother-daughter team of Betty M. Rozier and Lisa M. Vallino, of Hazelwood, Missouri, has invented a simple device that makes it safer and easier for hospitals to provide patients with IVs. Lisa Vallino, RN BSN, has worked for many years as an emergency room and pediatrics nurse. Like most nurses, she learned to improvise methods of treatment in the absence of standard equipment. For example, nurses commonly used to cut a plastic cup in half and then tape it for protection around the site where an IV needle enters an arm or leg; this makeshift method was clumsy and could even be dangerous."


Mothers of invention, To improve patient care, nurses devise innovative products, Nurseweek:"For the sixth time in one day, Sharon Ragone, RN, a neonatal intensive care unit nurse, checks the bilirubin masks on premature babies at St. Mary’s Hospital in Apple Valley. The masks easily slip. If she neglects to check them, ultraviolet light used to treat the babies’ jaundice could damage their delicate eyes. On her way home that night, Ragone picks up a few supplies in the emergency room. The next day, she fits the babies with her creation, which she dubs the Bili-Bonnet. Hours pass. Every time she checks, the bonnets are snugly in place."


Nurses Impact Care with Product Innovations:"As a neonatal nurse in San Bernardino, California, for more than 25 years, Sharon Rogone, RNC, recalls the days when she had to trim medical supplies and reconfigure equipment to create preemie-sized products for her tiny patients. One of the biggest problems in her day-to-day job was trying to protect the babies’ delicate eyes from the harsh rays of the ultraviolet lights used to treat jaundice. None of the standard eye coverings stayed in place for long and, as a result, had to constantly be adjusted. After carefully assessing the situation, Rogone decided to take matters into her own hands."


Patient Safety Comes First for Forum, Nursingspectrum:"In these days of miracle drugs, cutting-edge surgical procedures, and high-tech equipment, it’s easy to overlook the fact that something as simple as a clasp can make the difference between life and death for a hospital patient. Lenore Henning, RN, a nurse inventor from Glen Ellyn, Ill., came up with the idea for a clasp that secures the cord for the remote controls hospital patients use to adjust their beds and, more importantly, to summon a nurse when they need help. Dropping the remote can be dangerous — and even deadly — for patients who can’t get out of bed. Floor nurses would often solve the problem by tying the cord around the bed railing to keep it from falling."


PE blend bags success for disposable bath system:"Packaging for a disposable patient bathing system for hospitals uses a metallocene polyethylene film with anti-microbial additives blended in for a recyclable package. Offers good processing and performance characteristics, saving hospitals time and money. Inventor Susan Skewes, Incline Technologies vice president, brought 20 years of nursing experience to the development of Bag Bath [TM], a prepackaged, disposable patient bathing system. Early in the development of the product, Skewes, who at the time was a working nurse, was confident she had a winner. It made bathing patients easier."


Perioperative nurse turned inventor. (nurse invents large suction cannister):"How many times have you seen a new product in the OR and thought, "Why didn't I think of that?" Or, worse yet, "That's my idea!" Where do most new Product ideas originate? They come from health care professionals working in the trenches and noticing that things could or should be done better or more efficiently. In 1993, I was the circulating nurse during an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction procedure when a clinical Practice problem set the stage for my invention of a product. I was busy hanging irrigation fluid, changing canisters, and doing paperwork when I had the brilliant idea of getting ahead of the action. I placed several 3-L bags of saline on the arthroscopic pump that was located close to my "desk."


Tape-free I.V. House UltraDressing,"The “IV House” TM is another example of a simple medical innovation —born of necessity —which enhances patient safety and comfort, minimizes labor, leads to more consistent IV fluid injection and reduces preventable medical accidents and errors. After years of watching nurses painstakingly construct makeshift IV covers, one at a time, from cut-up plastic cups and tape, pediatric nurse Lisa Vallino, RN, BSN, decided there had to be a better way. So in 1992, she and her mother and business partner Betty Rozier approached a plastics manufacturer who helped them develop a U-shaped, domed cup, which they dubbed “I.V. House”TM."


Urology Nurses Online: Interview with a Nurse Entrepreneur, Linda Asta, BSN, RN:"Linda Asta, BSN, RN is a urology nurse-entrepreneur, who has created the Asta-Cath®, a device which aids female patients with self-catheterization, and the Feminal®, a female urinal. In 1994 Linda created A+ Medical Products, to develop and market these and other urological products. In this interview Linda answers our questions on a range of topics including product design, FDA regulations for medical devices, and the experience of running her own company.


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