TATMAN RECOGNIZED FOR EXCEPTIONAL NURSING AT CRMC

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Robyn Tatman as the February 2022 DAISY Honoree. Tatman was recognized for her professionalism and confidence in her role working in Surgery.

I was recently scheduled for a much-anticipated surgery after enduring a chronic condition for many months. I was very calm and excited to finally getting in, as the procedure is only available once per month. Robyn was extremely welcoming and accommodating through the pre-op process. Unfortunately, as she administered pre-op meds, I had a significant reaction that we later learned was due to a very rare interaction between one of the meds and a maintenance medication I am dependent on to control the panic disorder I have had my entire adult life. Unlike an allergic or anaphylactic reaction, I experienced physical panic and anxiety that took over my entire physical and mental state. Along with the reaction symptoms, I was confused, alarmed, and very embarrassed. Robyn remained completely calm and professional, and also very soothing and reassuring. I could hear her quickly go to my medical record to try to identify which drug created the issue whilst doing everything she could to make m25

e more comfortable. Ultimately, my doctor and I decided to postpone surgery so I would be in a more stable condition. Robyn went above and beyond by kindly checking in on me almost daily for several days after. Robyn demonstrated great nursing for me and showed the best of CRMC greatly impressing my friend who came to care for me post-op, who later said “You definitely wouldn’t find care like that in Wichita.” Kudos and many thanks to Robyn.

The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day. This is a nationally recognized award.

The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family.  Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little-known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.)  The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

 

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