Pediatric Cardiology nurse honored with October DAISY awardTweet
The DAISY (disease attacking the immune system) award winner for October is Laura Shieder, R.N., 8D, Pediatric Cardiology. Shieder was nominated by Bryna Rickett.
Below is her nomination:
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Laura for seven years on 8D. During this time, I have always admired her nursing skills and her dedication to pediatric cardiology. She has always served as a role model and taken the time to teach her skills to others. Physicians trust her and nurses admire her. She puts her patients first and is relentless in advocating for them.
These traits and qualities were even more evident with one of our most recent patients. This particular patient came to 8D without any previous visits or established heart defects. He developed cardiomyopathy and became very sick very fast. Throughout his 53 days that he stayed at MUSC, Laura was dedicated to being with him every step of the way. Exemplary nurses stay by their patient’s side through the good and the bad, and Laura is no exception to this. She was able to get him the treatment he needed by staying vigilant in communicating with the medical team, while soothing him and making him feel safe and cared for.
She is a vital team member on 8D and a nurse that inspires me daily.”