Meet Cristin Steger: A Busy ER Nurse In The Front Lines Of Covid - South Houston Moms

Cristin Steger is a local Pearland mom of 3 and an ER nurse manager at a free standing ER in the Clearlake area. Her Covid patient average has gone up from 12 patients to 80 patients per day! She says we have to wear our masks and wash our hands!

How many children do you have and what are their ages? 
My husband Chris and I have 3 children: Reese age 12, Corbin age 10, & Henley age 4. Reese is currently in 7th grade at McNair, Corbin 5th grade at Duke.

How long have you lived in Pearland? What made you decide to live here?
12 YEARS!!!! We wanted to live close to 288 so I could work in the Medical Center, and my husband could Coach/ Teach in Angleton, Tx. 

Where’s your favorite place to eat and/or shop in your Pearland?
I live in Southfork so I love the Town Center. My favorite place to eat is Jimmy Changas. I love the outdoor seating and the playground. Hoping COVID is gone soon to enjoy the playground again, and the ice cream!!!!!!

What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

My Mother is 1 of 10 children. I hang out with my cousins/family all the time!! I love big families and that is one reason I love having 3 children. 

Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
I love being a part of the Pearland mom group. It is so fun to meet other women in the area and hang out!!! I would love to THANK my mother Jacquie Aylmer for helping me with the kids when Chris and I work! 

How has the Pearland community been instrumental in getting you where you are now?
I worked at FCER Pearland Silverlake and FCER Pearland East Free Standing ER. Working at these locations helped me to get a Nurse Manager position. Currently I am working at another free standing ER in Clear Lake- Physicians Premier ER. 

Where do you go locally for pampering or a Mom’s night out? 
I love going to the new nail salon on Kirby- Cinderella nails!!

What made you want to be an ER nurse? How long have you been a nurse?
15 years! I wanted to help people and I love the idea of the ER, you get a variety of patients!!!!

Please tell us about how Covid has affected you and your work?

We had a patient average of about 12 a day, now we are seeing 80 a day!! At my ER we currently have the COVID – 19 Antigen test by nasal swab. We have the COVID -19 Antibody test by drawing blood. The Covid -19 PCR test by Nasopharyngeal swab, it can take 2-3 days for this result. The other 2 tests can be done in about 20 minutes in our ER lab. 

What have you observed about the disease?
Most of my patients are doing well with COVID 19. Since March 1st I have only had to admit 5 people to the hospital for in patient care. 

What do you stress about what the public can do to help the spread of Covid?
Wear a mask and wash your hands!!
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