July 26, 2018

August 2018 DAISY Award

DAISY AwardAlice-Faye Crowder, RN – F8 – Cardiac Progressive Care

Please join the Center for Nursing Excellence in congratulating Alice-Faye, RN for being selected as the DAISY Award recipient for the month of August!

Alice-Faye works on F8 – Cardiac Progressive Care and was nominated by a co-worker.  The nomination below reflects how Alice-Faye impacted their life in a very special way.

I don’t have ONE specific time or event that I can recall about this person because every time she works she goes above and beyond for the patients, not to mention she is one of the best nurses to work with on F8.  I remember one night she basically gave this patient a pedicure.  I mean feet soaking in the buckets and all.  He wasn’t even her patients.  She was the charge nurse that night and had patients of her own but the patient was one of our frequent flyer, so she knew him well; and he was so angry.  She calmed him down with her “Mother Voice”, did his feet and tucked him into bed.  Or another time when we had an elder geriatric patient who was up all night and couldn’t sleep.  She decided it was time for a bath.  Yes, a bath at 230am.  We scrubbed that patient down in bed, I mean really pampered the patient.  We gave the patient a manicure and pedicure and song along to the music that was on the TV.  So the patient got a live show as well.  The patient thanked us and slept the rest of that night.  There was another time a patient had been constipated and was taking everything under the sun to have a bowl movement and still couldn’t go.  After talking to the patient for a while, at about 11:30pm Alice decided to give the patient a warm Sprite and Prune juice.  At about 1am we were cleaning up poop.  The patient was so remorseful and Alice turn to the patient and said “don’t worry about it I’m just happy you finally got some relief”, the patient said they have never seen people who get excited about bowl movements.  She then says, “better out the backyard then front yard.”  All three of us laughed so hard.  I could go on and on about stories with her and patient interaction.  I feel like Alice-Faye is the missing puzzle piece to the Weekend night shift.  She brings joy, unity, and wackiness to this unit all in just her presents.  She relates to patients, family and staff, not with just her 20 years plus nursing experience but with her life skills as well.  Alice goes above and beyond every time she is at work.  No matter if she is the charge nurse or a floor nurse.  She is the model of going above and beyond for the patients.  She the model of Excellent Nursing and Patient care.  From being a patient advocate when needed to bed-panning and bathing.  Alice-Faye Crowder is deserving of this Award because she leaves and everlasting effect on you if you very come into contact with her and not just as a nurse but as a person.  I believe that becoming a nurse is more than “RN” behind your name.  It’s a calling the most people get, she has answered her calling and exceled at it.  So if you every get a change to meet her don’t hesitate to ask her about her pets.

Great job, Alice-Faye!

To learn more about The DAISY Award or to nominate a deserving licensed nurse, please visit: http//nurses.uams.edu.