Nurse-Created Media and Innovations
HealthCetera radio program--the gold standard of nurse-hosted radio programs with nurses Diana J. Mason and Barbara Glickstein. The duo cover a wide variety of health issues as they intersect with public policy. They often have nurse experts on the show.
Sunday Night Health Show — Hosted by sexual health expert and nurse Maureen McGrath (right). A live listener call-in radio program that educates listeners about sexual health on the following Canadian radio stations:
8pm-10pm PT on 980 CKNW in Vancouver
9pm-11pmMT on 770 CHQR in Calgary
9pm-11pmMT on 630 CHED in Edmonton
10pm-12amCT on 680 CJOB in Winnipeg
Nurse Talk with nurse hosts Casey Hobbs and Shayne Mason
Sit and Be Fit exercise program designed by nurse Mary Ann Wilson for the elderly those with difficulty or disease preventing standing while exercising. In syndication, the series has been airing since the 1990s on PBS stations in North America. Sit and Be Fit is recognized by the National Council on Aging as a best practices program in health promotion and aging. Nurse Wilson's series has 34 home exercise dvds for those managing arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), stroke rehabilitation and many others.
See Mona Shattell's blog in the Huffington Post. Dr. Shattell is an RN, PhD, and is a Fellow with Public Voices with The OpEd Project and an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at DePaul University.
Theresa Brown writes pieces for the New York Times that often convey helpful information about nursing issues. Unfortunately, Brown also shares her incorrect belief that because physicians typically have more power, nurses do and should report to them. In fact, nursing is an autonomous, self-governing profession whose members are ethically bound to challenge physician care plans that are not in patients' best interests.
Nurse Manifest, A Call to Conscience and Action for Nurses, by Peggy Chinn, Adeline Falk-Rafael and several others.
Kid Nurse: Healthy Kids, Happy Parents, by Dani Stringer, RN, MSN, NP. Graduated college at 17 and then at 18 became the youngest person to become a nurse practitioner, Dani Stringer blogs for the families of her patients and beyond, offering insights about how to stay well while living in these times.
Off the Charts blog by writers at the American Journal of Nursing
Confident Voices for Nurses, by Beth Boynton
RN Remedies at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Nursing Ideas, by Rob Fraser, who posts interviews with leaders on nursing issues
See the video on Scout Out Nursing by Gina Woody, RN, MSN, Assistant Professor at East Carolina University who created a program to help boy scouts and girl scouts learn about nursing.
Write op-eds for newspapers and magazines to deliver health messages or discuss how policy initiatives would affect patients and/or nurses.
Mona Shattell at the Huffington Post
Kathleen Bartholomew did a wonderful Ted talk explaining the power of nursing and dismantling hospital hierarchy to save patients' lives. Click here to watch.
Read a script for a proposed nurse-focused television drama written by Harry and Sandy Summers
Create health care products--transform your ideas into products that help nurses deliver better, safer care for patients. Nurse inventor Steve Schmutzer tells you how.
Inventor Steve Schmutzer created the IVEA IV pole, which is a great way to transport patients and their equipment quickly and it acts as a walker when the patient wants to make a go of it on their own.
Kimberly Jarrelle, Deborah Burbic and Jess Niccoli created the Skin to Skin C-Section Drape and formed the company Clever Medical to market it. It allows C-Section moms to hold their babies immediately while maintaining a sterile field. See more in the Richmond Times-Dispatch or Woman's Day.
Nurse Grid software was created by nurses. We haven't tried it ourselves, but we are thrilled nurses are creating products for nurses to use since nurses understand nursing the best.