Saturday, May 9, 2009

Something smells good

Welcome back to Florence dot com where Flo & Bo are celebrating nursing sensibilities all week. Here's a link to a free Cinnabon, a sweet gift brought to you through a special program recognizing nurses, the DAISY Foundation. (I told you something smelled good here!)

DAISY Foundation activities promote eradication of auto-immune diseases while recognizing nurses for outstanding care that was given to a vibrant young man named Patrick Barnes. The foundation's DAISY Awards continue to recognize excellence, saluting individual nurses whose care continues to make a difference in the lives of patients every day. And the nod to Patrick's love of Cinnabons makes the award smell incredible!

This program appeals to Flo & Bo's sensibilities because it recognizes that system-level solutions make it possible for nurses to foster meaningful outcomes, like healing, peace, and dignity. DAISY Foundation activities also support excellence in nurse recruitment and retention, evidenced based care, and nursing research.

Things are beginning to smell good in my garden, too. Not Cinnabon good, but fresh-cut grass and Confederate jasmine good. The daisies aren't blooming here yet, but you can see a few Becky Daisies, a Georgia native plant, on the left in the picture below, where I captured the season's first daylily yesterday.

Here's a shot of another Georgia native plant, Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) in my backyard that's going to be smashing by next week:

I hope you'll check back to see the hydrangeas and learn how tapping the knowledge of front line workers (the natives in the healthcare garden) makes patient safety initiatives bloom. Subscribe to new posts on the right-hand side of this page and SafetyNurse on Twitter to catch new posts and quick-hits about sensible things that make patients safe.

1 comment:

Jay said...

Thanks for spreading the word around ;)

Creative Commons License
Florence dot com by Barbara Olson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.