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Deborah Garbee, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC, FCNS
Professor Emeritus


Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Interprofessional high-fidelity simulation, patient safety, teamwork and communication, faculty retention, systematic reviews, historical research


Dr. Garbee is a Professor of Clinical Nursing at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. She received an Associate of Science in Nursing from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loyola University, a Master in Nursing from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of New Orleans.

Dr. Garbee is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and is board certified as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. Currently, she serves as the Associate Dean for Professional Practice, Community Service, and Advanced Nursing Practice at LSUHSC. She is the clinic administrator for the nurse managed clinics which are funded by a HRSA grant titled “Restoring Primary Care for Underserved Elders in Post-Katrina New Orleans East.” She is a certified reviewer for Joanna Briggs Institute. Dr. Garbee serves as a peer reviewer for The Journal of Mixed Methods, the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, Clinical Nurse Specialist Journal, and the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. She serves as committee member and reviewer for many regional and national organizations including Ochsner Clinic Foundation, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Louisiana State Nurses Association, the Louisiana Nurses Foundation, and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

Dr. Garbee serves as a major professor or committee member on Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Inquiry Projects and Doctor of Nursing Science dissertations. She teaches all levels of nursing students, undergraduate and graduate in the areas of Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist practice, Healthcare Outcomes and Informatics, and research.

Dr. Garbee has 21 years of experience in the operating room and post anesthesia care unit. Research interests and publications include simulation-based educational strategies, communication and teamwork, interprofessional education, and nursing faculty retention. She has received honors and awards such as the Sister Henrietta Guyot Professorship in Nursing, the Nightingale Award for Nursing Educator of the Year from the Louisiana State Nurse Association and Louisiana Nursing Foundation, and the 2014 Alumnus of the Year from LSUHSC School of Nursing Alumni Association.


Pitre, L., Garbee, D., Tipton, J., Schiavo, J., & Pitt, A. (2020). Effectiveness of Intrathecal Morphine and PCA Morphine versus PCA Morphine Alone on Total Morphine Dosage in 24 Hours in Adult Surgery Patients: A Systematic Review. JBI Evidence Synthesis 18(0), 1-29. DOI: 10.11124/JBISRIR-D-19-00199

Garbee, D.D. & Danna, D.M. (2019). Improvement of quality outcomes and cost. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America 31(2), ix-x..

Garbee, D.D. & Danna, D.M. (Eds.) (2019). Special Issue on Quality Outcomes and Cost. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America.

Paige, J.T., Garbee, D., Yu, Q., Kiselov, V., Rusnak, V., & Detiege, P. (2019). Moving Along: Team Training for Emergency Room Trauma Transfers (T2ERT2). Journal of Surgical Education 1-11.

Zamjahn, J., Baroni de Carvalho, R., Bronson, M. & Garbee, D. & Paige, J. (2018). eAssessment: Development of an electronic version of the Objective Structured Assessment of Debriefing tool to streamline evaluation of video recorded debriefings. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association 25(10), 1284-1291.

Pitre, L, Garbee, D., Tipton, J., Schiavo, J., & Pitt, A. (2018). Effects of preoperative intrathecal morphine on postoperative intravenous morphine dosage: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 16(4), 867-870. DOI: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003209

Tartavoulle, T., Adorno, M., Garbee, D., Kensler, P., Manning, J., & Pierce, S. (2018). Predictors of Success in BSN Students. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. 15(1), 1-8. DOI: 10.1515/ijnes_2017-0028

Paige, J., Garbee, D., Yu, Q, & Rusnak, V. (2017). TTIPS (Team Training of Interprofessional Students) for Improving Teamwork. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning. 3, 127-134. DOI: 10.1136/bmjstel-2017-000194

Garbee, D.D., Pierce, S., & Manning, J. (2017). Opportunistic fungal infections in critical care units. Critical Care Nursing Clinics 29, 67-79.

Adorno, M., Garbee, D., & Marix, M. (2016). Advanced literature searches. Clinical Nurse Specialist, The International Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, 30(3), 141-144.

Adorno, M., Garbee, D., & Marix, M. (2016). Improving literature searches. Clinical Nurse Specialist, The International Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, 30(2), 74-80.

Tartavoulle, T.M., English, R., Gunaldo, T.P., Garbee, D., Mercante, D.E., Andrieu, S.C., & Johnson, J.L. (2016). Using the IDEA Framework in an interprofessional didactic elective course to facilitate positive changes in the roles and responsibility competency. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, 2, 21-24.

Martin, J.B., Garbee, D.D., & Bonanno, L. (2015). Effectiveness of positive end-expiratory pressure, decreased fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2), and vital capacity recruitment maneuver on prevention of pulmonary atelectasis in patients undergoing general anesthesia: A systematic review. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 13(8) 211-249.

Paige, J.T., Garbee, D.D., Brown, K., Rojas, J.D. (2015). Using simulation in interprofessional education. Surgical Clinics of North America, 95, 751-766.

Gunaldo, T.P., Andrieu, S.C., Garbee, D., Giovingo, L.K., Mercante, D.E., Tortu, S., & English, R. (2014). Student perceptions about interprofessional education after an elective course. Journal of Interprofessional Care, October 14: 1-2.

Paige, J.T., Garbee, D.D., Kozmenko, V., Yu, Q., Kozmenko, L., Bonanno, L., & Swartz, W. (2014). Getting a head start:  High fidelity, simulation-based operating room team training of inter-professional students. Journal of American College of Surgeons, 218(1), 140-149.

Garbee, D.D., Paige, J.T., Barrier, K., Kozmenko, V., Kozmenko, L., Zamjahn, J., Bonanno, L., & Cefalu, J. (2013). Interprofessional teamwork among students in simulated codes: A quasi-experimental study. Nursing Education Perspectives, 34(5), 339-344.

Garbee, D.D., Paige, J.T., Bonanno, L.S., Rusnak, V.V., Barrier, K.M., Kozmenko, L.S., Qingzhao, Y., Cefalu, J.E., & Nelson, T.K. (2013). Effectiveness of teamwork and communication education using an interprofessional high-fidelity human patient simulation critical care code. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3(3), 1-12.

Garbee, D. D. & Killacky, J. (2008). Factors influencing intent to stay in academia for nursing faculty in the southern United States of America. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 5(1), 1-15.