Tyler Massey, RN in CVICU, was recognized with a DAISY Award for the care and compassion he provided to a recent patient and his family.
Tyler was nominated by the patient’s daughter who praised him for being “the perfect example of professional with just the right dose of compassion.”
The nomination noted the “tender loving care” Tyler showed her father while explaining to the family everything that was being done.
“As the life support was taken from my dad and we spent our last hour with him, Tyler explained every step and assured us my daddy was in no pain. He gave us just the right amount of privacy as we said our good-byes and was there immediately when my daddy passed away. He was so gentle with my mom that she commented on him several times on our 3-hour drive home.
“He explained everything that we needed to know about how things would work after daddy passed, taking undo stress off of my momma. We will be eternally grateful to this young man for what I am sure thinks was ‘just doing his job.'”
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.