Jawana Lambert Receives Hot Springs DAISY Award

Jawana Lambert, a nurse in Hot Springs, received the August DAISY Award.

She was nominated by a new mom whose son was having trouble breastfeeding.

“This nurse took me and the situation very seriously. She came in every single feeding time and tried everything she could to get him to latch on. When she tried everything she knew and that didn’t work, she researched and went to the charge nurse for advice.”

The patient praised Jawana for her commitment to helping ensure that her son was getting fed properly–calling on all her resources to provide the best possible care.

“She got very creative and made sure I knew she wouldn’t stop trying until my son started feeding. We tried all night and she helped with supplementing in the meantime. She never gave up on us and she consoled both of us in the hardest part of our stay.

“Finally, she used her knowledge, advice from other nurses, her research and resources and got him to start nursing again. Even then, she gave me tips and directions I could use at home if this were to happen again. She also kept me well informed and let me help make decisions on the care she provided.

“I don’t know what I would’ve done if she weren’t my nurse that night. She made sure my son stayed nourished and content. She also helped me keep my sanity when I was sleep deprived and desperate and reassured me that I was doing everything right. She gave exceptional hands-on, individualized care and kept her promise. She truly cared for us! She took so much time out of her very busy night shift to make sure my son got everything needed. I will forever be grateful to her.

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