The Exemplary Professional Practice award honors the professional nurse who is an expert clinician who practices autonomously and consistently with professional standards of care. The award winner promotes the professional role of the nurse including capability, accountability, authority and responsibility for one's own practice.
The recipient of the 2014 Exemplary Professional Practice Nursing Excellence Award is Dana Lanham. Dana's nominators said, "Dana's clinical practice skills are exceptional." She is seen as a resource for all and is constantly seeking new ways to help staff, patients and families. She is a great resource and "caring" is her middle name.
Dana obtained her Bachelor degree in Nursing from the University of Evansville. Since becoming a St. Mary's nurse in 1986, Dana has dedicated herself to Critical Care and ICU Stepdown nursing. Dana is a Magnet Nurse Champion and has achieved her Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS) certification and TNCC certification. She is a Nursing Clinical Ladder Nurse, Level 3. Dana is also a member of the Skin Care Team, DVT Team and Lab and Nursing Committee. Recently, Dana achieved national nursing certification as a Progressive Care Certified Nurse.
Dana is always completing STARS cards on her colleagues for recognition of their excellent patient care. She is an asset to 4 West ICU Stepdown and has worked very hard for our recent Joint Commission Stroke accreditation survey. Dana is a preceptor, a QuEST Super User and serves as the Clinical Supervisor of 4 West ICU Stepdown.
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