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

Contact Information

  • Company: Acute Care In-Patient Setting
  • Phone: 508 250 4300
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Nurse and Trauma Surgery

Specialty Focus: Pharmacology - Clinical, Critical Care Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, Wound Care, Patient Safety, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 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: 17

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

Additional Information

I am a doctoral-prepared bedside registered nurse, working in a large academic medical center. I care for patients with complex airways, cervical instability, multi-drain management, invasive monitoring, complex wounds, pain management and surgical interventions from many services: orthopedics, neurology, general surgery, thoracics, and gastrointestinal medicine. I am currently co-chairing the American Nurse's Association (ANA) Scope & Standards of Practice (4th edition), a document that guides practice for the country's 3 million nurses. I teach nursing on a part-time basis from the undergraduate through the doctoral level. At any given time, I have taught medical-surgical nursing, pathophysiology, psychiatric nursing,nursing research and pharmacology. I am a Safe Bedside Nursing Practice column editor for a national nursing association, and have published a number of articles. I serve as an Institutional Review Board (IRB) member for a hospital and analyze and summarize hundreds of pages of documents into short briefs with a listing of key issues. I hold professional certifications in medical-surgical nursing, trauma nursing, burn nursing, and telemetry.