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Amplify Nursing Season 6: Episode 05: Taofiki Gafar-Schaner

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Amplify Nursing Season 6: Episode 05: Taofiki Gafar-Schaner

Today on Amplify Nursing, we talk with Taofiki Gafar-Schaner, co-founder of Frontier Health & Resources. Taofiki talks with us about the importance of drawing inspiration from bedside care.
December 1, 2022

Amplify Nursing Season 6: Episode 05: Taofiki Gafar-Schaner

Today on Amplify Nursing, we talk with Taofiki Gafar-Schaner, co-founder of Frontier Health & Resources. During his experience as a bedside RN, Taofiki observed many opportunities for patient care improvement, which inspired him to launch a business focused on creating innovative healthcare products. With their SafeSeizure pads product, Frontier Health & Resources won the 2020 American Nurses Association Innovation Award, as well as the 2019 and 2020 Nightingale Innovation Awards.

Taofiki talks with us about how he became interested in nursing, the importance of drawing inspiration from bedside care, and how he navigated manufacturing and funding challenges in his journey to develop a new healthcare product.

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A Diverse Skill Set Peter McCanna is chief executive officer (CEO) at Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not- for-profit health system in Texas. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,200 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care, as well as an array of virtual and in-home services.