Dr. Patricia J. Bartzak, DNP, RN, CMSRN
is a doctorally prepared Registered Nurse
, who maintains an active bedside practice, in addition to nursing research and education positions.
Dr. Bartzak demonstrates both a wide and deep involvement in the nursing field. Her bedside practice provides the relevance, skill set, and understanding of what’s needed to create an environment that promotes using the evidence, optimizing patient outcomes and leading the next generation of nurses.
Dr. Bartzak utilizes peer-reviewed journal databases to locate research articles, and meticulously references her sources and synthesizes information on complex nursing and health-related subjects. Dr. Bartzak has demonstrated skill in data mining and concept simplification to provide background and context for complex healthcare matters.
Dr. Bartzak has worked in both union and non-union environments, and has background and experience to consult with hospital leadership to engage and strengthen nurse’s investment in the workplace. Dr. Bartzak has written policies and procedures and can assist other organizations in policy review and recommendations to ensure broad coverage, while also maintaining a risk management balance. Dr. Bartzak, a current member of the National Patient Safety Foundation and contributing member of an institutional Quality & Safety Committee, is versed in core measures and patient safety initiatives, and can provide an independent evaluation of practice issues and outcomes.
Finally, Dr. Bartzak has taught at all levels in nursing education from associate to doctoral, and can provide recommendations related to student progress in the academic area, and issues related to new graduate nurses as new practitioners.
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Electronic documents provided by Attorney Sample were reviewed to develop a nursing expert opinion. The documents reviewed included the Operating Room Report, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit records, Neurology Notes, Medical Progress Reports, Nursing Notes and Care Plans, Respiratory Flowsheets, Laboratory Results, Vital Sign and Infusion Flow Sheets and Written Orders.