Edge Runners

Transforming America’s Health System Through Nursing Solutions

Health care in America today is inaccessible to many, expensive for most and fragmented for all. Enabling the system to deliver the best possible care at an acceptable cost requires not just reformation but transformation – moving American health care away from its current hospital-based, acuity-oriented, physician-dependent paradigm toward a patient-centered, convenient, helpful and affordable system.

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Oral Care in Mechanically Ventilated Adults

Reducing the Risk of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Mechanically ventilated critically ill adults, whether resulting from planned, urgent or emergent intubation, are at high risk for many healthcare acquired infections, particularly ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Prior to Dr. Cindy Munro’s research, one in four patients who were mechanically ventilated in the Intensive Care Unit developed VAP, with 25% to 75% dying as a result.

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A Nursing Life: Serving the Nation

An inspiring photojournalism project that is documented the work of six Raise the Voice: Edge Runners, the nurse innovators at the center of the Raise the Voice campaign.

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Applications support the innovative work of nurses and demonstrate the holistic and integrated philosophy underlying nursing care. 

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