Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s Department of Nursing recently honored the ICU’s Victoria Langrill, BSN, RN, with a DAISY Award.
Langrill was nominated by her colleague, Meaghan McCarthy, MSN, RN, CCRN. In her nomination letter, she wrote:
Recently, we had a young patient who was extremely ill. We knew before she arrived to our ICU that she would require 1:1 nursing. Victoria willingly gave up her current assignment to accommodate this patient. When the patient arrived, Victoria became very busy, as the patient was requiring a lot of care. She initially needed a line placement for HD, a procedure that required her to lay under a sterile drape for quite some time as the line was being placed. The patient was extremely frightened and tearful and was having difficulty staying still. Victoria got underneath the drape with the patient (to maintain the sterile field) and held her hand and talked to her for the next 30 minutes to an hour. She was able to calm the patient so that the procedure could be done safely. Shortly after, it was clear that the patient needed to be intubated. Again, the patient was very anxious and tearful. Victoria ensured that the patient’s mother be able to see her daughter prior to intubation, a moment that was helpful for both the patient and her mother. Again, she provided a calming presence for her patient and helped as best she could to ease the patient’s anxieties. This was a very difficult case, and Victoria maintained her composure and made sure to advocate for her patient and ensure that the patient’s thoughts and feelings were taken into consideration. I feel so fortunate to work with Victoria and see her deliver kind and compassionate care on a daily basis. In this case, she truly went above and beyond to care for her critically ill patient and she deserves to be recognized.
Langrill was presented with her DAISY Awards by members of nursing leadership, the Nursing Professional Recognition and Advancement Committee and her supportive co-workers.
She says it is an honor to be a DAISY Award recipient. “I am truly humbled to receive this award and would like to acknowledge all of my co-workers and colleagues in the ICU. They inspire me every day and I am so thankful to work with such amazing individuals,” she says.
The DAISY Award, established by the DAISY Foundation, is named in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at the age of 33 from Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was inspired by the care that Patrick received and established this unique program to recognize and thank the nurses nationwide who make a profound difference in the lives of their patients and families.
To learn more about the DAISY Foundation, click here.
BWFH DAISY nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinarily compassionate care. They are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community and make a profound difference in the lives of their patients and their family members. Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and employees may nominate a deserving nurse by completing a nomination online.
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