The American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation) are now accepting applications for the 2020 ANA Innovation Awards, powered by BD (Becton, Dickinson, and Company), a leading global medical technology company. The application process is open through January 15, 2020.
The ANA Innovation Awards include a $25,000 individual nurse award and a $50,000 nurse-led team award for a product, pro-gram, project, or practice that improves patient out-comes and safety and exemplifies nurse-led innovation. These funds will provide support for translational research, development, prototyping, production, test-ing, and implementation over the next year.
The winner of the 2019 Individual Nurse Award, Kathleen Puri, MSN, RN, a Tennessee Nurses Association member, created Fitsi—a bedside caddy that allows patients to easily clean their own hands and access their personal items without caregiver assistance. Michael Wang, MSN, MBA, RN, and Paul Coyne, DNP, MSF, RN, a New Jersey State Nurses Association member, won the Nurse-led Team Award for iN, a wall-mount-ed computer behind the patient’s bed that detects potential risks to patients and aggregates data from electronic health records and other medical devices.
BD’s generous contribution to the Foundation and commitment to advancing medication management is in direct support of ANA’s Innovation Framework, which aims to cultivate nurse-led innovation and solutions that address the complexities of healthcare delivery.Applications will be evaluated by a blind, peer-review process conducted by a panel of national experts. Learn more and apply today at nursingworld.org/aia.