As the entrepreneurship ecosystem continues to thrive in Louisiana, there’s one local innovation poised to revolutionize the daily medical experience nationwide.
Created by nurses for nurses, the patented, pocket-sized MultiNix design debuted publicly on Sept. 14, via the tool’s Indiegogo page. Creators Wayne and Dawn Nix hope to raise $25,000 through the fundraising site.
The 15-in-1 lightweight tool has endless capabilities, thanks to a wide-range of features, which include but not limited to: a flat blade; plier grip; tube grasp, bumper guard; vial cap remover; ruler; razor; pry-bar wedge caliper; blunt flat wedges, and scissor blades.
The design was achieved through a collaborative, 4-year effort involving various nurses, clinicians, and engineers.
“Utility tools have a critical impact on frontline staff, in terms of quality healthcare delivery. Third-party Office of Research Development and Administration (ORDA) surveys demonstrate nurses spend about 75 percent of time away from providing direct patient care – in order to find the tools they need to deliver care,” Wayne said.
Campaign contribution levels range from $5 as a goodwill donation, to $224 for three tools and the donation of three additional tools to medical mission trip organizations. Contributions can be made directly via the following link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/multinix-utility-tool/coming_soon/x/14867878. The deadline to participate is Oct. 14.
The tool also creates a platform for advancing nursing resources, as well as aiding employee satisfaction and general retention rates through the reduction of stress and anxiety experienced daily by under-equipped nursing teams.
“We’ve created the best tool out there to help nurses get their shift done – and will continue to improve on our offerings,” Wayne added.