Faculty

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Linda Herrmann

ACHPN AGACNP-BC FAANP GNP-BC PhD RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

1 212 998 5300

433 First Avenue
Room 537
New York, NY 10010
United States

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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.

Education

PhD - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MS - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
BS - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Honors and awards

Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Fellow, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
Faculty Nurse Scholar, Hartford Faculty Scholars Program, Policy Leadership Institute, John A. Hartford Foundation
John A. Hartford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Scholar
Faculty Fellow in-Residence, Palladium Hall

Specialties

Policy
Gerontology
Technology
Neurology
Palliative care

Professional membership

American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Society of Hospital Medicine
Council on the Advancement of Nursing Science
Sigma Theta Tau International
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

Publications

Publications

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(3), 135-142. 10.1097/01376517-200706000-00003
Abstract
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(6), 647-652. 10.1007/s00701-005-0716-y
Abstract
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(6), 213-218.
Abstract
PURPOSE: 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. DATA SOURCES: Selected journal articles from Medline and CINAHL, and anecdotal clinical experience. CONCLUSIONS: This collaborative practice model, in which the physician and NP deliver patient care in tandem, is beneficial to patients and their families because they receive comprehensive care that is patient oriented and holistic. Further, the model benefits multiple disciplines across the healthcare continuum by providing efficient communication of patient needs, accessibility of the specialty team, and timely implementation of patient interventions. The collaboration of the physician specialist and primary care NP provides a holistic approach to the care of diverse and challenging patient populations. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Patients seen in a specialty practice, particularly that of neurosurgery, often have little understanding of their problem and may be frightened or confused because of their perceptions of the unknown. Providing care to such specialized patient populations in a constantly changing healthcare environment may prove demanding to the specialist. The introduction of a primary care NP into such specialty settings offers patients, their families, consultants, and staff members an additional resource for evaluation, intervention, education, and communication, improving the continuity and comprehensiveness of care to challenging patient populations. This model is an option for physician specialists interested in augmenting their practice and provides further resources for meeting the holistic needs of selected patient populations regardless of the setting.