IsoPouch and Pain Rehabilitation Virtual Reality (PRVR) Named Awardees in Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in COVID-19 Patient Care
January 25, 2021 —Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS, together with the American Organization for Nursing LeadershipTM (AONL) and the Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, & Leaders (SONSIEL), announced today that IsoPouch and Pain Rehabilitation Virtual Reality (PRVR) have been selected as the awardees in Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in COVID-19 Patient Care.
To advance their research, IsoPouch and PRVR will receive a combined total of $100,000 in grant funding, mentoring from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, and access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS ecosystem.
Scrub pockets become inaccessible when wearing personalized protective equipment (PPE) isolation gowns. IsoPouch is a disposable, stick-on pouch used on isolation gowns to carry medical supplies.
Pain Rehabilitation Virtual Reality (PRVR)
Pain Rehabilitation Virtual Reality, developed through a collaboration with the CHARIOT program at Stanford and the iOuch Pain Lab at SickKids Hospital, aims to develop and implement virtual reality as an at-home rehabilitation treatment for adolescents with chronic pain.
In connection with our overall commitment to supporting frontline healthcare workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this QuickFire Challenge was inspired by the NurseHack4Health: COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon where over 500 nurses, healthcare professionals, and tech enthusiasts convened virtually to help ideate potential solutions for COVID-19 health challenges. This is the fifth QuickFire Challenge in the Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenges series with past challenges addressing topics like perioperative care, oncology, and maternal health.
The QuickFire Challenges are managed by Johnson & Johnson Innovation—JLABS, with the goal to address today’s greatest health care challenges.
Greeting SONSIEL Members,
We want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Idriz Limaj and Bonnie Clipper for all the hard work they have done for SONSIEL, serving in the capacity of board member over the past two years.
We look forward to Bonnie and Idriz’s continuous support and wish them all the best in their new endeavors.
This leaves two positions open on the board of directors. The term of these open positions is through June 2023
We are now accepting until August 13, 2021.