Nina Carter DAISY Award

Carter Receives DAISY Award

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | Awards and Recognitions
Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus Emergency Department (ED) Clinical Patient Care Coordinator Nina Carter, BSN, RN, CEN, is a recent recipient of the DAISY Award. She was nominated by Lori Brown, MSN, RNC-OB, because of the competency Carter possessed during an event in which the Emergency Department’s staff dealt with several medically complex situations simultaneously.

While treating a toddler with active seizures, the NICU and L&D staff were alerted that a pregnant female was arriving by ambulance with CPR in progress. Carter reminded everyone of their roles, and requested calm, quiet voices so others could hear and respond as needed. She explained to her staff who was to be where and when, then proceeded to assist the doctor with running the code.

Carter asked all members of the care team to remain in the room for a debriefing, and she, “complimented everyone on their teamwork, communication, responsiveness, and overall great effort. It takes a special nurse to possess and execute skills such as she displayed, and she did it flawlessly,” Brown wrote.

Dealing with crises and trauma are all in a day’s work for Carter and her team. “Part of my role here is to coordinate the flow of patients and the staff. I have to know where to put people to get the best care, and I manage it well,” she said. This seasoned nurse explained that she knew she wanted to work in the emergency department after a personal experience. “I was involved in a significant trauma when I was in college as a physical therapy student, and I received the care I needed,” she said. “I love it. I absolutely love it.”

Carter, who’s worked 15 years in Kent’s ED, was surprised by the award. “It was unexpected, and I’m very humbled by it. I can’t do my job though without my team. It takes a village – just like raising your children,” she said.

DAISY Award honorees are nominated by nurses, administrators, peers, physicians, volunteers, patients, and families. If you know a Bayhealth nurse who deserves to be nominated, visit Bayhealth.org/DAISY and fill out the nomination form.