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

Contact Information

  • Company: Clinical Nurse
  • Phone: 508 250 4300
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Nurse

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

Education: 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

Years in Practice: 18

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 8


Additional Information

Skilled hospital nurse clinician with 18 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 50 cases in 5 years, written several reports, and been deposed about 8 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, thoracics, infectious disease and gastrointestinal medicine. Currently co-chairing the American Nurse's Association (ANA) Scope & Standards of Practice, the nursing standards that guides nursing practice for the country's 4 million nurses. 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, burn nursing and telemetry and CITI certification as an Institutional Review Board (IRB) member. Continued active contributions as nurse educator, nurse researcher, and nursing leadership: elected second term as Regional Coordinator for Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society. Taught undergraduate to doctoral level in medical-surgical nursing, pathophysiology, psychiatric nursing, nursing research, pharmacology, simulation and clinical rotations.