“I would like to nominate two colleagues from the Endoscopy unit for the DAISY Award, as both were intricately involved in the placement of a naso-gastric tube. The patient had Crohn’s disease and a small bowel obstruction. He was vomiting and was experiencing much nausea.
“No nurses on his unit were able to place the naso-gastric tube, and so Kathy and Lorel’s expertise was called upon. Armed with all their supplies, such as Lidocaine jelly and Topex spray, they went to the patient’s bedside. With great care and expertise, they explained to the patient who they were and that they place these kinds of catheters multiple times and have done this for years. The patient was hesitant, but let them try.
“The patient was able to tolerate having the naso-gastric tube placed and was evident within seconds.”
Congratulations to both these nurses on Endoscopy for going above and beyond for patients throughout our hospital!