Rita Kae Restrepo
PACU, Medical Surgical, ICU
Bachelor's of Science, CPAN (Certified Perianesthesia Nurse), RN
For the majority of her career, she worked at San Francisco General Hospital in the Burn Unit, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit, and PACU frequently
assuming the Relief Charge Nurse role. She left San Francisco General Hospital in June of 2015 and currently works at San Leandro Surgery Center, an ambulatory care center. She was recognized and received commendation from Jackie Speier, a member of the US House of Representatives, for services and treatments rendered to the survivors of the Asiana Flight 214 crash at San Francisco International Airport in July of 2013.
Ms. Restrepo lectures throughout Northern California on many clinical and Legal Nurse Consultant issues. She works as a Legal Nurse Consultant providing expert witness testimony and chart review for both plaintiff and defense law firms throughout the continental United States. Ms. Restrepo’s skills and presence in deposition and on the witness stand have made her a much sought-after expert witness in medical malpractice cases, not only involving the PACU but also in the Medical-Surgical and Intensive Care Unit. She has worked on a number of legal cases involving charge nurses and will share her perspectives on legal issues related to nursing issues.