On the day a patient and patient’s family was making the decision to transition to comfort care, Andrew went to Sonic before work to get the patient his favorite drink (chocolate Coca-Cola). Then once the comfort care order was put into action, Andrew gathered a team of nurses and PCA’s to fulfill his last wish of going to sit outside on a porch one last time. They loaded him up in a wheelchair, took multiple oxygen tanks and took the patient out to the patio at the West Pavilion with his family. The patient was so thankful and smiled so big! But wait, there is more. Andrew then stayed to sit and talk with the patient, as his family was unable to stay with him after his oxygen was removed. The patient was made comfortable and Andrew sat next to him holding his hand. Andrew answered all the patients’ questions and shared a few laughs with him in his last moments.
Andrew went more than above and beyond. I only hope my family members can have a nurse as compassionate and caring as Andrew if the situation ever arises. Andrew is truly a remarkable nurse, not only on this day but on every day he comes to work.