April Chaney, RN, who works on 2East in Hot Springs, was recognized with a DAISY Award for the kindness she showed to a recent patient and his wife.
April was nominated by the patient’s wife who praised her for going “above and beyond” in caring for her husband.
The patient had a negative reaction to his pain medicine when his wife had stepped out for a few minutes.
“(April) talked me through it in a calm reassuring voice. I know she stayed past the time of her shift ending talking to me and making sure he was getting what he needed. She offered a shoulder to cry on through this.
“This nurse was attentive and passionate about the care he was receiving, and she delivered it all with a warm smile and compassionate heart!”
The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created the national award to thank nurses everywhere.