The MUSC DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award winner for September was Jamie Greer, R.N., Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit. The following is Greer's nomination letter, submitted by Robin Matutina, R.N., Children's Services.
Registered nurse Jamie Greer, center, is presented with the DAISY Award. Celebrating with Greer are her coworkers. To nominate a nurse, visit https://www.musc.edu/medcenter/formstoolbox/DaisyAward/index.htm.
"Jamie is a selfless nurse who quietly brings supplies to the clinic, such as baskets and blue books that she purchases. Jamie sent me this email describing the value of primary nursing. I believe this story she shared with me describes her expert nurse intuition identified by our clinical ladder nursing theorist Pat Benner and her caring that nursing theorist Jean Watson would applaud. The following story is Jamie's words from an email: "I recently became the primary nurse for a 16-year-old patient. She completed a phase of her treatment, which required her to come to the clinic three times per week for four weeks. About two weeks ago, she came for a chemo appointment and seemed withdrawn. No matter what I did, I could not get a smile from her or get her to talk much, just continued complaints of being tired. It turned out she had arrived at the clinic with a blood sugar of over 900 due to high dose steroids she had been taking. Because of the quick response and team work of everyone in the clinic, we were able to get the patient to the hospital quickly." This is just one example of Jamie's expert nurse intuition and caring, both of which are invaluable to our patients at MUSC."