Andrea Weaver, Registered Respiratory Therapist, NRSL Respiratory Therapy
Please join the Center for Nursing Excellence in congratulating Andrea Weaver – for being selected as the September BEE Award winner!
Andrea is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and was nominated by a UAMS employee. The following is the story of how Andrea impacted their life in a way that they will never forget.
Nomination: Andrea (Andi) Jones is a valuable team member and truly impacted the life of a family on June 4, 2023. I had a patient who was declared brain dead. Her family asked us if we could get the patient cleaned up and ready for a family meeting, they wanted to have that evening before she donated her organs. They had unusual requests, such as, put makeup, earrings, and a necklace on, along with brushing her hair. Usually, we are unable to meet such requests. We definitely don’t have any makeup nor supplies to make a necklace/earring. She was intubated and had multiple drip running. I asked Andi if she had any ideas. She went out of her way to use her own supplies to make this request happen. During her free time, she was able to put lipstick, blush, do her eyebrows, and brush her hair. She looked amazing. When the family arrived in the room that evening, they were in tears. They were so appreciative of how she looked. In fact, they told us that the patient was someone who always wore makeup and never left the house without getting ‘dolled up’. They could not stop talking about how good she looked. Andi is kind-hearted and thoughtful. She always puts her patients first and is a pleasure to work with.
Way to go Andrea!
Please congratulate Andrea for Being Exceptional Every day at UAMS!