Patricia J Bartzak, DNP, RN, CMSRN, TCRN, CNRN Expert Witness

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  • Company: Clinical Nurse
  • Phone: 508 250 4300

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

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Keywords/Search Terms:

Medical-Surgical Nursing, Trauma, Infectious Disease, Clinical Nursing Care, Critical Care Nursing, Wound Care, Patient Safety, Patient Falls


Doctor of Nursing Practice, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA; Master of Science Nursing, Saint Joseph's College of Maine, Standish, ME; Bachelor of Science Nursing, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA; Associates Degree Nursing, Laboure College, Boston, MA

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Additional Information

Skilled hospital nurse clinician with 22 years of direct nursing care of patients with infectious diseases and trauma patients, including injuries and diseases related to neurologic, cardiac, renal, renal transplant, spinal, orthopedic and acute and chronic pain and oncologic diagnoses. Reviewed more than 80 cases in 8 years, written several reports, and been deposed about 10 times in person and video, both plaintiff and defense. Currently working in a hospital designated as a level 1 trauma center. Direct care experience with complex airways, cervical instability, multi-drain management, epidural abscesses, orthopedic hardware infections, invasive monitoring, complex wounds, pain management and surgical interventions from multiple services: orthopedics, neurology, general surgery, thoracic, infectious disease and gastrointestinal medicine. Co-chaired the American Nurse's Association (ANA) Scope & Standards of Practice, the nursing standards that guides nursing practice for the country's 4 million nurses released in 04/2021. Currently Board of Directors Liaison for the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses for the medical-surgical nurses standards of practice. Column writer for Nursing Evidence-Based Practice, having published on safe bedside nursing care. Peer reviewer for the Journal of Trauma Nursing. Professional nursing certifications in medical-surgical nursing, trauma nursing, telemetry, neuroscience nursing and CITI certification to conduct independent nursing research. Continued active contributions as clinician, nurse researcher, and nursing author on nursing practice policies and standards: served 2 terms as Regional Coordinator (New England) for Sigma Theta Tau, and now on the Board of Directors at the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. Taught undergraduate nursing through the doctoral level in medical-surgical nursing, pathophysiology, psychiatric nursing, nursing research, pharmacology, simulation and clinical rotations.