Taylor Whitten, RN, was recognized with a Hot Springs DAISY Award for quickly stepping in to save a visitor’s life.
The visitor was having difficulty breathing and stepped into the hall. Taylor overheard the unit clerk ask if they were choking, and without wasting a second, she began performing the Heimlich maneuver.
Several coworkers gathered around to offer assistance before the visitor was able to breathe again. “She literally saved the visitor’s life.”
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.