For the first time, the White House has honored innovative nurses who invent, hack, or “make,” devices and workarounds that fix healthcare problems and improve patient care.
Nurses such as Roxana Reyna, BSN, RNC-NIC, WCC, were invited as special guests of the first ever Maker Nurse Fair held at the White House.
MakerNurse, is an initiative of the Little Devices Lab at MIT that’s supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and collected stories from nurses who “MacGyver” innovative new devices and workarounds that fix healthcare problems and improve patient care.
“I was invited as an honored maker to the first-ever Maker Faire that was held at the White House. When the Washington people heard about MakerNurse, they were excited that such making was going on at the bedside.” Rena said who is a Skin and Wound Care Prevention Specialist for babies and children at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, TX. “I tell the moms, ‘You know MacGyver? I’m MacGyver.'”