DAISY Award May – Karel Vansetters

June 3, 2014 3:10 pm

On May 21, Karel Vansetters from the PMU became the latest DAISY Award recipient, an honor bestowed upon nurses who are nominated. Each nomination is reviewed by nursing councils to determine the winner. Below are excerpts from her two nominations:

1) One day Karel found out her patient and her husband had their 54thFrom left to right: Manager Carrie Mull looks on as Karel Vansetters is surprised by the news that she has received the May 2014 DAISY Award, presented by CNO Liz Murphy.

From left to right: Manager Carrie Mull looks on as Karel Vansetters is surprised by the news that she has received the May 2014 DAISY Award, presented by CNO Liz Murphy.

 

wedding anniversary coming up the next day.  The husband was discouraged that his wife was going to be in the hospital on this very special day.  Karel told him to invite his kids in instructing him to bring pictures of the wedding.  She bought flowers, and decorated the conference room.

The patient’s husband wrote, “The party was a tremendous morale booster…for our entire family.  We had cake, and champagne (non-alcoholic of course), and we were able to have a nice day.”

2) Karel was also nominated by Dave Vander Ark, MSN, RN who wrote a different kind of story about a catatonic patient she cared for: “Karel went in the room, knelt down next to the patient, held her hand, and introduced herself….she then talked about the patient’s children, and how important the patient was to her family and her husband….she knew this from working with the patient in the past.  As she finished talking, for the first time in several days, the patient turned her head and responded to another person.  She smiled faintly and began to cry.  It was the healing touch of the caring relationship that was the first step to break through her catatonia…”

Karel Vansetters poses for a photo with her co-workers, and even her husband who came to witness the special moment!

Karel Vansetters poses for a photo with her co-workers, and even her husband who came to witness the special moment!

Comments

Sandy Bosman

Great Job! You deserve it! We are so proud of you and proud to call you my friend

Nancy Wass

Congratulations Karel, An honor very much deserved!

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