Brooklyn Smith, RN, was recognized with an Infirmary DAISY Award for the quick action she took in caring for a patient.
Brooklyn was nominated by the patient’s son after his mother began to take a sudden turn for the worse two nights after surgery.
The patient’s son noticed his mother seemed lethargic and asked Brooklyn to check on her. Brooklyn immediately recognized a difference in her appearance and reached out to the doctor on call.
Brooklyn continued checking on the patient, ordering tests and monitoring the patient’s condition. When she checked the patient’s heart again at 1am, Brooklyn determined more aggressive care was needed. She called the crash crew and the patient was transfered to intensive care unit for another two days.
“I credit Brooklyn’s observation & doggedness to the survival of my mother. I offer her my deepest gratitude and salute her dedication to her patients!”
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.