Dr. Patricia J. Bartzak, DNP, RN, CMSRN, is a highly educated Bedside Registered Nurse with an active practice in a level one trauma center for a leading academic medical center in the northeast. Dr. Bartzak has more than 17 years of bedside experience with multiple nursing certifications including trauma and burn care, as well as cardiac and advanced cardiac life support. In addition to her current role, Dr. Bartzak has practice experience with cardiac, stable ventilator and geriatric-psychiatry patients. Dr. Bartzak has a program of research with the veteran population in the area of post-traumatic stress disorder. She is a column editor for a peer-reviewed nursing journal and frequently submits and has been published in MedSurg Matters, the journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. Dr. Bartzak is well-versed in research protocols, and remains current on a number of research trials. Dr. Bartzak maintains CITI certification and is a voting member of an Institutional Review Board (IRB). Dr. Bartzak is currently co-chairing the American Nurse's Association (ANA) Nursing Scope & Standards of Practice used by the country's 3 million nurses. Dr. Bartzak is also a peer reviewer for the Journal of Trauma Nursing. Dr. Bartzak views nursing as a way of life. She teaches nursing at all levels of educational preparation: associates, bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. Dr. Bartzak is a fierce advocate for her students and patients, while also ensuring that nursing standards are met. Dr. Bartzak has expert witness experience, and is know for her meticulous medical record review, footnoted and referenced information to supplement her own knowledge and experience to bring critical information and insight to a case and has reviewed more than 40 cases, and been deposed in approximately 8 cases. View Dr. Bartzak's Consulting Profile.