Brittany Cole, RN on 3W in Hot Springs received the DAISY Award for November.
Her attention to detail, proper assessment, genuine concern and diligence really made the difference. While assessing a post-operative patient, she noticed some signs that were cause for alarm. After performing her due diligence, she notified the charge nurse and House Supervisor. Their assessment returned the same results, prompting additional medication and a follow-up surgery that likely saved the patient’s leg.
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 this national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.