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5/10/24 news article

Cameo of Caring nursing award winner

Amy Staup, RN


We love our nurses at Dayton Children's! Nurses week gives us a chance to honor those amazing caregivers who impact the lives of children, families, co-workers and the community every single day. Each year, one nurse is recognized with our top nursing award, the Cameo of Caring. Help us congratulate Amy Staup, clinical resource nurse, as our 2024 winner!

Cameo of Caring winner: Amy Staup, RN

Amy has devoted 27 years of her nursing career to Dayton Children's. She began her career as a clinical nurse providing exceptional care in the Almost Home Unit, and then in the hematology and oncology infusion center. After time, her career moved her into a nurse coordinator role, where she managed Children's Oncology Group study protocols and coordinates the care of patients on phase I and II studies.

Amy earned her master's degree in 2018 from Wright State and has her Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON) certification. She leads the department in quality improvement, managing the commission of cancer quality standards. She partners with the emergency department to manage the F/N clinical practice guideline.

In addition to her day-to-day, she mentors and teaches the evidence-based practice class, as well as teaching the chemotherapy/biotherapy course, ensuring the nursing staff are prepared to be chemotherapy/biotherapy providers.

Amy is seen as an expert by her peers and providers and is sought out to provide feedback on quality improvement projects. She led the venous thromboembolism (VTE) initiative increasing our VTE score from 70% to 90%.

She has been an active member of the evidence-based practice council and has worked on a nursing retention research project with her peers, creating a poster, which was accepted and presented at the Ohio Organization for Nurse Leadership conference. Amy continues to utilize evidence-based and quality-improvement skills when looking at safety initiatives and patient care to ensure optimal outcomes for the patients, families and team.

Congratulations, Amy! 

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