I chat with NICU nurse Tricia Cady in this episode of Nursing Notes Live. She’s a nurse who’s been working with premature and sick newborns for 10 years of her 22-year nursing career. After recently completing a nursing course to further her education, Tricia was inspired to turn her nursing innovation idea into a reality in order to improve the way nurses secure neonates’ hands and help avoid accidental extubations.
She developed a working prototype of the Cady Hug – a stretchy, womblike vest that allows for active arm movement while preventing the baby from pulling on his or her wires – that is now ready for development and testing. Listen to find out how she brought her innovative idea to life to help improve outcomes for these vulnerable infants.
Nursing Notes Live, presented by Johnson & Johnson, is the podcast extension of the national bimonthly e-digest, Notes for the Nursing Community, which shines a spotlight on nurses as innovators and critical change makers in the delivery of positive patient outcomes within today’s healthcare landscape.
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