Donna Bliss, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN

Professor
Donna Bliss

Contact

Office Address

6-145A WDH
308 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Titles

Professor and School of Nursing Foundation Professor of Nursing Research
Chair, Adult & Gerontological Health Cooperative
Horace T. Morse and UMN Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher

Education

PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Major: Nursing

MSN, University of Pennsylvania
Major: Nursing - Critical Care

BSN, Villanova University
Major: Nursing

Fellowships

Individual National Research Service Award, Fellowship
Minnesota Area Geriatric Education Center, Fellowship
Individual National Research Services Award, Fellowship
University of Pennsylvania Benjamin Franklin Scholar, Fellowship

Licensures and Certifications

CCRN, Alumna CCRN

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Biography

Research Summary

Research areas include assessment, prevention, and promotion of symptom and self-management of chronic conditions in adults and older adults; health disparities; health literacy; and use of mobile and web-based health interventions/apps and technology for promoting health self-management. Developing mobile app/web-based interventions, tools and health technologies are among her interests. Dr. Bliss has expertise with multiple designs including clinical trials, analyzing large/secondary datasets, developing and testing tools, survey research. She has led clinical research in community, long-term care, and hospital settings. Dr. Bliss' research has been supported by NIH, foundation, and corporate funding for more than 20 years.

Teaching Summary

Academic Interests and Focus:
Symptom and self-management of chronic health conditions in adults and older adults; Research design and methods; Gerontological and critical care nursing

Honors and Recognition

Dean's Award, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, 2020

Daisy Award for Out of the Box Thinking as a Teacher, 2015

Daisy Award for Excellence in Mentoring, 2015

Research Manuscript of the Year Award, Research in Nursing and Health, 2014

Distinguished Alumna Medallion, Villanova University College of Nursing, 2003

Media Appearances

Donna Bliss, 2014

Professional Memberships

Minnesota Gerontological Society of America

Gerontological Society of America

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Society

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

American Nurses Association

Sigma Theta Tau International

American Academy of Nursing

International Consultation on Incontinence Research Society

International Consultation on Incontinence

International Continence Society, Chair, Nursing Section

Center for Aging Science & Care Innovation

Publications

Selected Publications

McNichol, L., Bliss, D.Z., Gray, M. (2022). Moisture Associated Skin Damage: Expanding Practice Based on the Newest ICD-10 CM Codes for irritant contact dermatitis associated with digestive secretions and fecal or urinary effluent from an abdominal stoma or enterocutaneous fistula.  Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing. 49(3):235-239. doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0000000000000873

Thomson, K., O’Connor, N. Bliss, D.Z., Dangova, K., Gill, S., Jackson, S., Wallace, S., Pearson, F. (2022).  Identifying key priorities for faecal incontinence: Results from a priority setting exercise by Cochrane Incontinence. BMJ Open Gastroenterology. 9:e000847. doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgast-2021-000847

Thomson, K., Dangova, K., Bliss, D.Z., Wallace, S., Richter, H. E., Pearson, F.  (2022). Future developments and new technologies in the field of faecal incontinence – scanning the horizon using late-stage clinical trial registrations. BMJ Innov. 0:1–7. doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjinnov-2021-000860

Gray, M., Bliss, D.Z., McNichol, L. (2022).  Moisture associated skin damage: Expanding and updating practice based on the newest ICD-10 CM codes. Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing, 49(2):143-151. doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0000000000000865 

Bliss, D.Z., McNichol, L., Gray, M., Cartwright, D. (2022).  Practice Alert: New ICD-10 Codes for MASD. Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing, 49(1):15-19 doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0000000000000842

Gray, M., Bliss, D.Z., McNichol, L., Cartwright, D. (2021). Moisture Associated Skin Damage: An Historic Step Forward. Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing 48(6):581-583. doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0000000000000827

Bliss, D.Z., Becker, A.J., Gurvich, O.V., Bradley, C., Olson, E.T., Steffes, M.T., Scott Jameson, S., Condon, J.P. (2022). Projected Augmented Reality for Enhancing Nursing Education about Pressure Injury. Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing. 49(2):128-136. doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0000000000000858

Bliss, D. Z., Gurvich, O. V., Patel, S., Meyer, I., Richter, H. E., 2020. Self-management of accidental bowel leakage and interest in a supportive m-Health app among women. International Urogynecology Journal, 31 (6): 1133-1140.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-019-04192-5

Bliss, D. Z., Park, Y. S., 2020. Public toilets in parklands or open spaces in international cities using geographic information systems. International Urogynecology Journal, 31 (5): 939-945.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-019-04024-6

In Park, J., Bliss, D. Z., Chi, C. L., Delaney, C. W., Westra, B. L., 2020. Knowledge discovery with machine learning for hospital-acquired catheter-associated urinary tract infections. CIN - Computers Informatics Nursing, 38 (1): 28-35.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/CIN.0000000000000562

Presentations

Selected Presentations

Bliss, D. Z. “Building a Career in Continence Nursing Research and Professional Service Leadership” at International Continence Society 2022, Vienna, AT**

Bliss, D. Z. “Priorities for Fecal Incontinence Research -- A Cochrane Reviews Project” with K. Thomson at International Continence Society 2022, Vienna, AT*

Bliss, D. Z. “ICD-10-CM Codes for Moisture Associated Skin Damage” with M. Gray and L. McNichol at WOCNext 2022. A Global Education Event from WOCN and WCET. Ft. Worth, TX, US.**

Bliss, D. Z. “Fecal Incontinence: Pathophysiology, Assessment and Conservative Management” with Jeannine McCormick. WOCN Online CEC Session. **

Bliss, D. Z. "Cracking the Codes on MASD", WOCNext 2021 Virtual Conference, January 01, 2021.

Bliss, D. Z. "Continence Nursing during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Adjustments and Implications for the Future", ICS Live Webinar, International Continence Society, January 01, 2020.

Bliss, D. Z. "Assessment of Incontinence Associated Dermatitis", Post Acute Care Conference Symposium, San Antonio, Texas, United States. January 01, 2019.

Bliss, D. Z. "Conservative Management of Incontinence", Post Acute Care Conference Symposium, San Antonio, Texas, United States. January 01, 2019.

Bliss, D. Z. "Translating Evidence-Based Practice for Skin/Wound and Incontinence Care to the Bedside", Post Acute Care Conference Symposium, San Antonio, Texas, United States. January 01, 2019.

Bliss, D. Z. "Case Study: Incontinence Management", Post Acute Care Conference Symposium, San Antonio, Texas, United States. January 01, 2019.

Grants and Patents

Selected Grants

Award: The Experience of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors: Met and Unmet Psychosocial Needs and Engagement with Nature
Principal Investigator: Timko Olson
Sponsoring Organization: Association of Nature and Forest Therapy
Award Dates: 2021 - 2022

Award: Development of a Bariatric Mannequin System to Enable Re
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Sponsoring Organization: Innovative Design Labs INC
Award Dates: 2021 - 2023

Award: Jonas Scholars 21-23 Azonwu
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Sponsoring Organization: Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence
Award Dates: 2021 - 2023

Award: Jonas Scholars 21-23 Dolan
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Sponsoring Organization: Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence
Award Dates: 2021 - 2023

Award: Development, Usability Evaluation, and Pilot Feasibility
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Sponsoring Organization: NIH NINR National Inst of Nursing
Award Dates: 2020 - 2022

Award: Development, Usability Evaluation, and Pilot Feasibility
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Sponsoring Organization: NIH NINR National Inst of Nursing
Award Dates: 2020 - 2022

Award: A Wearable Health Simulator
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Award Dates: 2020 - 2022

Award: Development of a Bariatric Mannequin System to Enable Re
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Award Dates: 2019 - 2020