For more than 30 years, Patricia RN-BC, RRT, MS, is a registered nurse, and a registered respiratory therapist has established herself as a nationally recognized healthcare expert. She is a multi-award-winning writer, having published more than 100 articles in professional literature and five books. Pat has written and produced multi-award-winning books and instructional videos for health professionals. Pat’s clinical experience includes adult and pediatric critical care and emergency care, home care, quality management, and infection prevention. She has provided classroom and clinical instruction in nursing, clinical technology programs, and health literacy. In addition to her clinical practice, she has owned Educational Medical Consultants, LLC since 1986. She represents the primary immune deficiency (PI) group, advocating for health policy; patient education, and working with CT Health Information Exchange to include the patient’s voice, needs, and point of view in designing this critical state resource.