The Johnny Jumper, created by Sara Cox, CNRN, of Maine Medical Center Neuroscience, is a redesigned patient gown that puts the patient’s comfort and dignity first. Originally designed to prevent bed-bound and brain-injured patients from interfering with necessary line placements, the Johnny Jumper is made with snaps down the side of the gown to allow for controlled care team member access and improved patient privacy. The gown also features a drawstring waist that allows for a better fit for the patient, and provides them with a safe “distraction” from handling medical lines.

From the Innovator:

“In 2018, I began thinking about redesigning our traditional hospital gown to something that might be more appropriate for our neuro patients to help them be comfortable, stay covered and not have easy access to necessary lines and tubes as they progress in their recovery.” – Sara Cox, CNRN


Sara Cox, CNRN – Neuroscience Patient Navigator Supervisor, Maine Medical Center

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