Anna Camp

Anna Camp

Anna Camp, MSN, RN

ICU
Meritus Medical Center
Hagerstown, Maryland
United States
Anna placed a peripheral IV - and we had access! K's fever vanished!

My daughter K was recently hospitalized post-colon surgery.  She has been disabled since birth - nonverbal, quadriplegia; seizure disorder, respiratory problems including asthma and tube fed - not an easy patient on a good day!  During her stay, everything deteriorated when her central line became infected.  She continued to have a fever even when a second line (her last chance) was placed.  Anna cared for K at this point.  We still needed access to administer antibiotics to kill the infection in her bloodstream, so Anna removed the second infected line, but not until she had placed a peripheral IV - and we had access!  K's fever vanished!  Her infectious disease doctor was so pleased.  He asked what doctor had accomplished all of this - I said, "It wasn't a doctor, but Anna!  The care she provided was so good - K's hair was washed twice and beautifully braided during Anna's care of her.  Every patient needs an Anna!"