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 completed the Intensive Course on Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) at the Fuld Institute at Ohio State University (2019) and is co-leading the adoption of EBP for a national organization. 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 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 transitioning into practice. View Dr. Bartzak's Expert Witness Profile.
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Dawn Cook Consulting is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada but provides services nation wide. Services include life care plans, life care plan rebuttals, past medical bill reviews and future medical cost projections for plaintiff and defense attorneys. Life care plans are developed for individuals with injuries or chronic conditions requiring complex long-term healthcare intervention and management. The report provides an organized, concise plan that estimates the reasonable and necessary current and future healthcare needs with the associated costs.
Dawn Cook is licensed Registered Nurse (RN) who has worked with serious and catastrophic illness and injury for over 30 years including clinical settings and home care. Dawn is an experienced life care planner who holds the certified life care planner (CLCP) and certified nurse life care planner (CNLCP) designations.
Dawn has completed over 600 medical damage reports in 28 states in life care planning and has testified as an expert witness at deposition or trial over 75 times since 2012. Dawn has testified at Federal Court in Illinois and New Mexico and at State Court in California, Nevada and New Mexico as an expert in life care planning. Dawn has also testified in Nevada State Court as an expert in past medical bill reviews.
Dawn enjoys working both plaintiff and defense cases; from complex birth or brain injuries to trucking and motor vehicle accidents, each case requires attention to detail and consistent methodology.
Case Experience Includes:
Increased quality and integrity of written expert reports, based on an expanded knowledge base Time savings by only having to coordinate and discuss a case with one expert as opposed to two or more Since there is so much overlap between fields in the medical profession it is often hard to determine where one scope ends and another begins. This ambiguity is dramatically decreased , and scope increased by combining physician, pharmacist, and pharmacologist into one Communication skills of a pharmacist and experience dealing directly with the lay-public, in addition to the knowledge and background of a physician is extremely beneficial describing technical details to a jury Practicing in different realms within the healthcare field has allowed Dr. Lee to integrate the multiple facets giving him a unique and distinct perspective that no other expert has
Criminal and Civil Cases Anaphylactic Reactions Overdosel Wrongful Death Cardiac Arrest Respiratory Arrest Fentanyl Overdose Dilaudid Overdose Pharmacist Mis-Fills Pharmacist Dispensing Errors Pharmacy Standard of Care Medication Adverse Effects Falls Related to Medications (in and out of hospital) Toxicology/Toxic Reactions Medical Marijuana Positive Drug Screens in the Workplace Workplace Safety Fit for Duty Testing
I am a board-certified emergency medicine physician. I have been called upon to express opinions in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, negligence, standard of care, and causation. I am involved in both plaintiff and defense cases, and expert witness work accounts for less than 5% of my total income. My qualifications include: o Award-winning emergency medicine physician in active practice with 25+ years clinical experience. o Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, regularly lecturing medical students and teaching clinical medicine in the ED. o Current VP of company that staffs 35 emergency departments, overseeing more than 800 ER providers in risk management and quality assurance issues o Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP) o Past President of the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians o Medical Director of California Highway Patrol o Extensive publication and speaking experience in the area of emergency medicine o Experienced expert witness