November DAISY Award winner

Bryce Bower, RN in Hematology/Oncology, is November's DAISY Award WinnerCongratulations to DAISY Award winner Bryce Bower.

Bryce is an RN on the 2nd floor (Hematology/Oncology).

"Noah was to go home around 3:20pm, but went into total panic mode when he realized the needle in his port was coming out. We do this every week but he still has not gotten used to this. This time he got himself so worked up he was not only screaming and crying, but turning red, warm, blotchy, and gagging. We had to wait about 45 minutes to calm him down. When the two nurses came in, he told nurse Mindy he hated her because she was going to hurt him and continued to cry even though Mr. Bryce was in there to help. Noah adores Bryce, but just had himself too worked up to calm down. We took the butterfly off his chest and as Bryce was leaving Noah cried out, “Mr. Bryce, I love you,” in which Bryce told him he loved him too.

Bryce was our other nurse we had during those first 8 days of being diagnosed. He was my textbook and Noah’s punching bag. He explained the physiology of anything and everything coming our way and showed me how to calculate Noah’s ANC. He explained the port and different chemos to me and dealt with our first fever that week. Baby Hulk would yell, scream, and try and throw Bryce out of the room soon as Bryce walked in. Bryce never got annoyed and just kept trying to connect with Noah. Needless to say, it worked because Noah just lights up around Bryce. He too, should be assigned all the newly diagnosed patients. He can handle all the chaos and emotions that come along with being a newly diagnosed family."

Nominated by anonymous

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary NursesThe DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999.

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For more information about the DAISY Award and the legacy of J. Patrick Barnes, visit their website at www.daisyfoundation.org/daisy-award

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