Christy E. Petyak

Christy Petyak

Christy E. Petyak, BSN, RN, CPN

Heart and Kidney Unit (HKU)
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, District Of Columbia
United States
Christy was empathic and patient with the mother during this difficult time.

Christy’s compassionate care to a terminal patient and the patient’s mother proved her to be an Extraordinary Nurse. Christy took the time to learn all of the patient’s wound care, tracheostomy care, line care, medications, and more. She came in on her off days and stayed late to provide the care she felt the patient deserved. She took the time to talk and explain everything to the mother and the patient, even though she was non-responsive. Christy was empathic and patient with the mother during this difficult time. She spent the extra time needed to explain the care and to understand her daughter as a person, not just as a patient or a task. The mother often referred to Christy as her favorite ‘nerdy’ nurse because she was so involved and educated about the care her daughter required.

Christy is loved and appreciated by all of her patients, their families, and her co-workers. She is a wonderful resource for novice and experienced nurses. Christy is a true DAISY Nurse.