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'MacGyver' Nurses Build Their Own Solutions

MakerNurse is searching nationwide for nurses who are creating new devices and workarounds that fix healthcare problems and improve patient care.

2 comments on "'MacGyver' Nurses Build Their Own Solutions"
Sarah Mott (10/27/2013 at 9:47 PM)

Who knows the needs for patient care better than a nurse? As a nurse, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the most inventive, innovative people in healthcare -
Aquifer (10/9/2013 at 12:15 PM)

I love it! When i worked in a hospital, I came up with some ideas,one of which was how to retrofit hospital beds to lower them so patients could get in and out of them easier. But I was told "fuhgeddaboutit" because of potential liability issues. I have proposed partnerships between hospitals and universities such that all those wonderful inventors could be teamed with, say, engineering students "help a hospital for credit" so that these devices might be accepted and even fabricated locally. I got nowhere, but I think it is a great idea and perhaps you could think about this to take advantage of all the terrific ideas medical people come up with everyday ...