- Professional overview
As a PhD prepared nurse practitioner with expertise in gerontology and neuroscience, Dr. Herrmann’s experience demonstrates a commitment to clinical practice, research, and teaching. Dr. Herrmann’s area of clinical and research interest is acute neurological injury and acutely injured older adults. Dr. Herrmann’s research examines the recovery of older adults following hospitalization for traumatic brain injury (TBI). Her findings propose provocative insights into factors contributing to recovery of older adults following a TBI. Dr. Herrmann was selected to participate in the Hartford Faculty Scholars Program Policy Leadership Institute in 2011, allowing her to discuss research findings/implications with policy makers in Washington DC.
PhD - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAMS - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PABS - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
- Honors and awards
Fellow, American Association of Nurse PractitionersFellow, Hartford Institute for Geriatric NursingFaculty Nurse Scholar, Hartford Faculty Scholars Program, Policy Leadership Institute, John A. Hartford FoundationJohn A. Hartford Foundation Pre-Doctoral ScholarFaculty Fellow in-Residence, Palladium Hall
- Professional membership
American Association of Nurse PractitionersAmerican Association of Neuroscience NursesSociety of Hospital MedicineCouncil on the Advancement of Nursing ScienceSigma Theta Tau InternationalNational Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
Nonaneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a review of clinical course and outcome in two hemorrhage patterns.Herrmann, L. L., & Zabramski, J. M. (2007). The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses 39, (135-42).
Patients who experience a nonaneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage differ from patients who suffer an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage in initial presentation (including neurological examination and computed tomography [CT] scans), clinical course, and outcome. A perimesencephalic distribution of nonaneurysmal subarachnoid blood on CT imaging has been described as a distinct clinical entity with a benign course and an excellent prognosis; research suggests that the majority of these patients have excellent outcomes. In most cases, these patients return to their previous level of functioning. Surviving a subarachnoid hemorrhage can be emotionally devastating to patients and their families and can threaten employment and health insurance eligibility. Using evidence-based practice, neuroscience nurses can reassure and educate patients, staff members, and the public and facilitate their understanding of the clinical course and outcome.
Cavernous malformation within a schwannoma: review of the literature and hypothesis of a common genetic etiology.Feiz-Erfan, I., Zabramski, J. M., Herrmann, L. L., & Coons, S. W. (2006). Acta neurochirurgica 148, (647-52; discussion 652). 10.1007/s00701-005-0716-y
The finding of cavernous malformations within tumors of the central or peripheral nervous system is a rare occurrence. We report a case of a histologically proven cavernous malformation found within an eighth cranial nerve schwannoma in a 76-year-old man. The patient presented with progressive loss of hearing on the left, facial pain and dysesthesia. Symptoms improved significantly after the tumor was subtotally resected through a left retrosigmoid craniotomy. Including the present report, 34 cases of cavernous malformations associated with tumors of nervous system origin, 24 cases (71%) involving tumors of Schwann cell origin, and 9 cases (26%) involving gliomas have been published. The cases were classified into two forms based on the type of association. Conjoined association, in which the cavernous malformation is located within the tissue of the nervous system tumor, and discrete association, in which the cavernous malformation and nervous system tumor are in separate locations. We explore the etiology of this association and hypothesize that a common genetic pathway may be involved in a majority of these cases.
Tandem practice model: a model for physician-nurse practitioner collaboration in a specialty practice, neurosurgery.Herrmann, L. L., & Zabramski, J. M. (2005). Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 17, (213-8). 10.111/j.1745-7599.2005.0035.x
To describe the benefits of a physician-nurse practitioner (NP) collaborative practice model, specifically that of a tandem practice model, using a neurosurgeon and a primary care NP in the clinic and inpatient setting.