DAISY Winner – Sarah Shipley, RN

We are pleased to announce this month’s UAB Medicine DAISY Award, recognizing the super-human work that nurses do for patients and families every day. Submissions and stories are reviewed each month, and then the winner is surprised at a special ceremony. You can submit a DAISY nurse nomination using the box on your unit.

DAISY Award winner, Sarah Shipley

Congratulations to this month’s winner, Sarah Shipley, RN! What makes Sarah a DAISY winner?

“The morning of 3/10/19 Sarah was on her way to work in the UED when she came upon a motor vehicle accident on Highway 269 in the Sylvan Springs area where there were multiple injuries. She got out of her vehicle and started assisting the local fire department with patient care as they waited for additional EMS units to arrive. It was during her triaging that she found an infant under the brake pedal who was in traumatic arrest. She immediately started CPR while EMS was arriving. She assisted EMS during the transport to Children’s Hospital doing CPR all the way there. Sarah did not have to stop and render any care but went above and beyond by attempting to save the child. Unfortunately the patient did expire at Children’s. This display of caring above and beyond is how Sarah works every day within our department.”

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