Deborah Zimmermann

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The debate over the educational preparation of RNs has raged for over a century. In New York, chief nursing officers are partnering with academic colleagues and successfully implementing a model that standardizes education requirements, supports seamless transition from associate to baccalaureate degree programs, addresses financial barriers, and identifies(More)
Medical errors are an enormous problem in the health care industry. With the growing prominence of electronic medical records, new tools are becoming available to reduce the risk of errors. A clinical dashboard is one tool that is being employed in health systems to reduce medical error and improve clinician communication. The aim of this paper is to review(More)
This executive summary reports outcomes of an interprofessional collaboration between experts in pressure ulcer prevention, bedside clinicians, regulatory agencies, quality improvement, informatics experts, and professional nursing organizations. The goal of the collaboration was to develop a framework to assist facilities to operationalize best practice(More)
INTRODUCTION A growing number of women are seeking alternatives to traditional pharmacologic pain management during birth. While there has been an extensive array of nonpharmacologic options developed for labor, there are limited offerings in the postpartum period. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to implement a hydrotherapy protocol in(More)
Deborah Zimmermann, DNP, RN, Chair of the Commission on Magnet® Recognition, provides reflections regarding her 8 years on the Commission. Dr Zimmermann discusses how the standards have changed and how they have positively impacted nursing practice and patient outcomes.
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