Donna Riemer is a Registered Nurse, Board Certified Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse (PMH RN-BC), whose work includes external consulting and peer educator. With a healthcare career working with persons and families that includes ages across the life span, and spanning over 25 years, she has earned recognition from colleagues that includes the 2000 Wisconsin Nurse of the Year.
In addition to consulting, she is also an author and co-author whose national and international publications are viewed in the 2013 Poster Publication at the 27th Annual APNA Conference in San Antonio, Texas; In: M. Sears, Humanizing Healthcare: Creating Cultures of Compassion; International Association of Forensic Nursing (IAFN) On The Edge Newsletter, in both 2007 and 2009.
With a specialty in trauma and violence prevention, Ms. Riemer’s passion lies in applications of her abilities to educate nurses, interdisciplinary team members, and anyone interested as to knowledge, skills, attitudes, language, & behaviors required to support trauma sensitivity through the lens of the Nursing Practice Act and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Standards of Practice. Providing education around the dynamics of trauma informed care at the intersection of recovery principles and ethical standards in ways that encourage knowledge transfer moving forward into their careers, communities, families and relationships will enhance patient care by supporting attitudes of do not harm; promote recovery for individuals, their families and communities; as well as increase the credibility of the profession.