Rachel Chianakas

Rachel Chianakas RN, BSN | RN Patient Safety Specialist

Rachel Chianakas

Rachel Chianakas RN, BSN | RN Patient Safety Specialist
Advocate Location
Wauwatosa , WI 53213
Medical Guidance
(262) 205-7780
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
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How I Can Help
I am a caring RN professional that knows what questions to ask when seeking help from a medical professional. I have effective communication skills and the ability to hold others accountable for their work. I am compassionate, kind, and will help you feel empowered with any medical decisions you are facing.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • My geographical area of practice is Wisconsin and Illinois
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
I am in the unique position of both working in healthcare as a RN, but have also experienced medical malpractice and negligence as a patient. I have always treated my patients as they were my own family member and I believe everyone deserves to be treated with the same compassionate care. Although I am still standing and thankful to be able to have been led to my passion of helping others, my career has shifted and I can no longer work at the bedside. I know first hand the physical, emotional, and financial toll a surgical error can make.

I have experience working in a large level 1 trauma center and academic teaching facility as a critical care nurse. My career started in a busy Emergency Department and taught me the nursing foundation for practicing safe care. Additionally, I have experience working in surgical/procedural, urgent care, and as a RN case manager.

Unfortunately, my personal experience with patient harm doesn’t end there. I have recognized and stopped several serious safety incidents before a patient potentially would have been harmed. I also witnessed first hand a serious safety event in an ER, in which I was given a high risk medication without proper cardiac monitoring, as this medication can cause serious cardiac arrhythmias. When I received no response from the hospital, I took further action in enlisting organizations to investigate the hospital for their serious safety concern. The list goes on, but safety has ALWAYS been a priority while delivering care to my patients and you or your loved one deserve the same.
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Formal Education
Experienced harm and negligence as a patient, RN Patient Safety Specialist, 2021
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, BSN, 2016
Faith Experience
  • Catholicism
  • Christianity
  • Protestantism
  • Islamism/Muslim
  • Buddhism
  • Hinduism
  • Judaism
  • Atheism
Additional Skills
As mentioned, I am passionate about patient safety and quality of care. I want to make sure you or your loved one is receiving the care they deserve. I’m a critical thinker and wish to help guide you as you navigate our healthcare system. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect, have someone advocating for your best interest, and understand the medical terminology medical professionals use.

I have a wide skill set and feel most comfortable in a hospital setting while advocating for you or your loved one.