They spent extra time making the patient feel comfortable and cared for
Barbara was floated to EMCU on a busy Sunday with a heavy patient load. Midway through the shift she received a new admission who had a very severe case of head lice. Barbara, with the help of her PCA, Christa, very professionally and empathetically spent over 1 hour bathing and providing head lice treatment to the patient. They washed the patient’s hair, bathed them, cleaned under their fingernails, combed their hair and applied the medication with such compassion and friendliness. They spent extra time making this patient feel comfortable and cared for. Thank you, Barbara!
Barbara Whetham, RN, CMS-RN, is a VIP/Float Pool nurse at Bronson Methodist Hospital. She is the recipient of the Q3 2019 DAISY Award. Learn more about the Award, or nominate another Bronson nurse who has gone above and beyond to ensure exceptional care for patients and families.