Evan Ballantyne, RN, ASN Nurse Manager Orlando, Florida Evan has worked for years with critical care patients who often have PICC or IV sites. When patients needed to shower, she would use garbage bags, bio hazard bags, plastic wrap and medical tape to protect the IVs and PICCs from getting wet. Preparing patients for this process was time consuming and painful to the patient. Often times when the medical tape was removed, the patients’ hair was pulled and it tore or irritated skin.
Evan also noticed that most of the time these methods really did not protect the site because it would still get wet. She knew there had to be a better way, but there was not anything available on the market to provide an adequate solution. Consequently, she started brainstorming and experimenting with different materials after work. After many hours of effort and research, she designed and produced The Shower Glove.
Today, instead of resorting to the old measures of garbage bags, plastic wrap and medical tape, nurses everywhere have The Shower Glove available as a standard product that provides their patients the opportunity to shower in comfort while saving the nurses’ time and protecting PICCs, IVs, Dressings and Casts.
Evan continues to serve as a nurse manager for a cardiovascular progressive care unit in Orlando Florida. Her colleagues, staff and interns know her as someone who gets things done. In 2011, Nurse.com awarded Evan with the Nursing Excellence award and her critical care unit was awarded The Beacon Award. In 2012 she was nominated for The March of Dimes Nurse of the year. Evan’s leadership by example has encouraged her staff to further their education and to always provide high quality care for their patients.
Evan’s goal is to continue pursuing her nursing career, as well mentoring others to achieve their goals. PSC Solutions Inc. is honored to be the exclusive maker of the Shower Glove. Our Goal is to take Evan’s philosophy and help revolutionize the standard of patient care worldwide by providing quality products, promoting education and encouraging exceptional patient care.