A Nurse Inventor and Entrepreneur Creates Nursing Tools That Matter

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A Nurse Inventor and Entrepreneur Creates Nursing Tools That Matter

April 28, 2023

A Nurse Inventor and Entrepreneur Creates Nursing Tools That Matter

On episode 419 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews Paul Castaneda, RN, CCRN, a 25-year veteran ICU nurse who is also the Founder of Nurses are natural problem-solvers, and if they have the chance to create practical tools that solve real-world problems, everyone wins.

It all started in June of 2017. Paul had become frustrated looking for tools specifically for nurses to use at the bedside, and he noticed that medical-surgical, ICU, ER, NICU, and other nurses were always borrowing instruments and modifying medical equipment in order to get simple tasks done.

So Paul decided to designed scissors that could “cradle” ports and effortlessly unfasten stubborn connections that seal themselves from protein-based medications. 

Nursing Tools currently sells on Amazon and their website, periodically adding other products that are born from bedside innovation and necessity. 

Connect with Paul Castaneda and Nursing Tools:


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Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, professional podcaster, published author, award-winning blogger, inspiring keynote speaker, and successful nurse entrepreneur. Connect with Nurse Keith at, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Nurse Keith lives in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico with his lovely fiancée, Shada McKenzie, a highly gifted traditional astrologer and reader of the tarot. You can find Shada at The Circle and the Dot.

The Nurse Keith Show is a proud member of The Health Podcast Network, one of the largest and fastest-growing collections of authoritative, high-quality podcasts taking on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise, and a commitment to excellence. The podcast is adroitly produced by Rob Johnston of 520R Podcasting, and Mark Capispisan is our stalwart social media manager and newsletter wrangler.

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