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Diane Maydick-Youngberg, EdD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN

Dr. Diane Maydick is an advanced practice clinical nurse specialist who holds a doctorate in education from Columbia University and specializes in leadership and patient safety program design with implementation in major hospital systems. She has worked in a variety of settings including tertiary academic medical centers, universities, and the medical device industry. Dr. Maydick is Director of Nursing Education and Nursing Research in a large academic medical center and serves as an expert for legal issues related to patient injuries. She is passionate about innovative and orderly workforce design for the prevention of avoidable patient injuries.

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Maydick-Youngberg, D., et al. (2021). Assessing evidence-based practice knowledge: An innovative approach by a nursing research council. Journal of Nursing Administration, 51(5)1-8. Doi:10.1097/NNA.0000000000001013

Howell, M., Loera, S., Tickner, A., Maydick-Youngberg, D. et al. (2021) To be or Not to be? Wound Management and Prevention, 67(2): 12-38. Doi: 10.25270/wmp.2021.2.1238

Maydick-Youngberg, D, Liao, J., Francis, K., & Kaplan, S. (2020). An Evidence-based interprofessional collaborative practice approach to decrease tracheostomy related pressure injury. MedSurg Nursing, 29 (3), 189-191.

Kaplan, S, Maydick-Youngberg, D, Liao, J., & Francis, K. (2019). Journey to zero harm: using apparent and systemic cause analysis to reduce hospital acquired pressure injuries. Nursing Management November: 52-54. doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000602812.42313.f2.

Maydick, D. (2018, June). Individuals with a Permanent Ostomy: Quality of Life, Depression, and Suicide. Invited presentation 40th Anniversary Conference of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, Philadelphia, PA

Maydick, D. & Liao, J. (2018, April). Zero Harm: An Evidence-based Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Approach for the Prevention of Tracheostomy Related Pressure Injury. Poster presentation at Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, Charlotte, NC

Maydick, D. & Acee, A. (2017). The challenge of self-managing comorbid depression and diabetes. MedSurgical Nursing, 26 (6).

Maydick, D. (2017). A descriptive study assessing quality of life for adults with a permanent ostomy and the frequency of peristomal complications. Ostomy Wound Management, 63 (5): 10-23.

Maydick, D. & Acee, A. (2016).  CE Article: Co-Morbid depression and diabetic foot ulcer prevention and management in the home care patient. Home Healthcare Now, 34 (2), 62-67. doi: 10.1097/NHH.0000000000000340.

Maydick, D. (2016).  A comparative descriptive study:  Quality of life for adults living with a permanent ostomy and the influence of preoperative stoma site marking.  OstomyWound Management. 62 (5), 14-24.

Maydick, D. (2014). Individuals with a permanent ostomy:  Quality of life and out-of-pocket costs for ostomy management.  Nursing Economics, 32 (4), 204-218.

Maydick, D.  (2013). Transferable skills in wound, ostomy and continence nursing.  In It for You:  The Official Magazine of the WOCN Society, Mt. Laurel, NJ. P 26, 27, 28, 44

Irene M Jankowski, RN, MSN, APN-BC, CWOCN, Ret/Emeritus

Irene managed WOC nursing services at major metropolitan teaching hospitals and provided consulting and guidance in the medical device industry.  She gained consulting experience as the first Joint Commission Resource Nurse Scholar focused on the study of barriers to implementation of pressure injury prevention programs.  She is a skilled resource for implementing skin teams and value analysis projects related to formulary development for wound, ostomy, skin care, and pressure injury prevention products.  She is a member of the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society. Her passion is prevention of patient injuries through education, coaching and the implementation of fail-safe processes that make it easy for staff to protect patients.


Maydick, D. & Jankowski, I. (2016, June). Creating a center of excellence for pressure ulcer prevention: Structure, process, and outcomes. Invited presentation for MCIC Vermont Nurse Executive Summit: Innovative Strategies for Improving Patient Outcomes and Reducing Harm. New York Presbyterian Hospitals System, New York, NY.

Jankowski, I. & Maydick, D. (2016, June). Reducing patient harm and improving outcomes using electronic medical record data and nurse-centric technology. Podium presentation for MCIC Vermont Nurse Executive Summit: Innovative Strategies for Improving Patient Outcomes and Reducing Harm. Nurse Executive Summit, New York Presbyterian Hospitals System, New York, NY.

Jankowski IM,. Nadzam DM Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2011 Jun;37(6):253-64. Identifying gaps, barriers, and solutions in implementing pressure ulcer prevention programs

Jankowski IM The Journal of Nursing Administration. 2010 Jan, 40(1). 26-31. Matching Patient Safety Goals to the Nursing Specialty: Using Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Services

Jankowski, I American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Critical Care Nurses © 2010 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Critical Care Nurse. 30: 7-9 Tips for Protecting Critically Ill Patients from Pressure Ulcers