Chris helps me a lot in terms of asking questions. He tries to explain things to me. While rounding on patients, I have been hearing the same message from all of Chris' patients. "Chris takes his time when he is in here, he is so caring." "Chris is not like other nurses. He really shows you how much he cares. He is a remarkable young man." This kindness and caring is evident in the faces of his patients. He is an asset to our unit with his caring manner and attitude.
Chris is always here for the patient. He helps anyone and everyone no matter if it is his patient or not. He goes out of his way every shift to make sure all the patients and team members are OK and have everything we need. He uses his head to give the best care available. I never see him sitting or taking a break. I don't know how he does it. He makes work more enjoyable and easier because he is on top of his game. There could never be enough Thank You's!
Note: This is Chris Cotterman's second DAISY Award!