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Barbara Wakefield Esposito

Barbara Wakefield Esposito, American emergency nurse. Registered Nurse Pennsylvania, Certified Emergency Nurse. Recipient Chapel of Four Chaplains award Girl Scouts of Philadelphia, 1981, Thanks award, 1984.


  • Esposito, Barbara Wakefield was born on December 16, 1935 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Chester Wright and Pauline (Whittaker) Wakefield.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, 1956.


    • Staff nurse Pennsylvania Hospital, 1956-1958. Staff nurse supervisor Methodist Hospital, Philadelphia, 1958-1968. Staff nurse Jeanes Hospital, 1968-1977, supervisor, 1981.

      Staff nurse Frankford Hospital, 1977-1981, head nurse, emergency room, 1981-1986, trauma nurse coordinator/manager emergency care, 1986-1988, manager trauma program, from 1988. Board directors Bucks County Environmental Health & Safety Council, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Chairperson Pennsylvania Trauma Nurse Advisory Council, 1994-1995.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse Pennsylvania, Certified Emergency Nurse.


    • Contributing author: A Comprehensive Curriculum for Trauma Nursing, 1992. Co-presentor: (poster display) Injuries to Racetrack Employees, 1991, Prognostic Importance of Field Hypotension in Trauma Patients, 1992, Pedestrian Injury, 1993, Rib Fractures in the Elderly, 1994. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member Emergency Nurses Association, American Trauma Society, Delaware Valley Trauma Nurse Consortium, Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (member standards committee 1989-1992), Hospital Association of Pennsylvania (executive committee 1991-1994).



    Photography, needlecrafts, reading.


    • Married Charles Esposito, September 20, 1958. Children: Susan Basalik, Karen Zeltt.
    • father: Chester Wright Wakefield
    • mother: Pauline (Whittaker) Wakefield
    • spouse: Charles Esposito
    • children: Susan Basalik Esposito
    • Karen Zeltt Esposito
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    Died March 19, 2005
    (aged 69)