Diana E. Armstrong

Board-Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner
Diana E. Armstrong

Diana E. Armstrong

Professional Experience

2015 – Present

Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center, Marshall, MN

In collaboration with physician: Conduct history and physical exams; diagnose, treat, and perform minor procedures for orthopedic patients. Collaborate with a team of doctors, nurses, and pharmacists to develop and implement outstanding, individualized patient care and ensure an efficiently run operation. Manage peri-operative period to optimize care for surgical patients. Maintain detailed medical records and make hospital rounds; conduct after-hours calls with patients. Perform all first-assistant duties.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Educate patients and family members on care plans, test results, disease processes, medications, and pain management techniques.

2006 – 2015

The Orthopedic Center of St. Louis, Chesterfield, MO

Created and maintained surgical schedule, including getting medical clearance for patients, setting up surgical tools, and coordinating with multiple physicians and medical providers. Provided surgical follow up by conducting hospital rounds, telephoning patients, and performing in-office post-op visits. Evaluated and treated patients, diagnosed and treated multiple orthopedic and non-orthopedic disorders and conditions, and administered injections.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Served as infection control specialist in the practice and managed staff of medical assistants.
  • Routinely received consistent positive feedback from patients.

2004 – 2008

St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, MO

Together with physician, performed duties listed above for surgical patients.

Key Accomplishments:

  • In collaboration with anesthesiologist, established a program to ensure appropriate testing and/or consultations were on record, resulting in fewer day-of-surgery cancellations and delays.

Previous positions include Nurse Practitioner, Center for Interventional Pain Management, St. Louis, MO; Staff Nurse/OR, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, MO; Nurse Manager/Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

 

Education/Licensure/Certification/Affiliations/Publications

Master of Science in Nursing/Adult Nurse Practitioner, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Nurse Practitioner,Board Certified

CNOR Credential, 1996 – present

Member, Association of Operating Room Nurses, University of Missouri Columbia School of Nursing Alumni, American Association of Nurses/MONA, National Association of Nurse Practitioners, National Association of Orthopedic Nurses, St. Louis Nurse Practitioners

Author, Armstrong, D., & Bortz, P. (2001). An Integrative Review of Pressure Relief in the operating room.

AORN (73), 645-674.

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