Donna Bliss, PhD, CCRN

Professor
Donna Bliss

Contact

Office Address

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

Titles

Chair, Adult & Gerontological Health Cooperative
Assistant Dean for the PhD Program and Director of Graduate Studies

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

Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, Gerontological Society of America, 2002

Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, American Academy of Nursing, 2002

Academy of Distinguished Teachers, 2001

Horace T. Morse Alumni Association Distinguished Teacher, 2001

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

Booth, J., Bliss, D., 2020. Consensus statement on bladder training and bowel training. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 39 (5): 1234-1254.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.24345

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

Park, Y. S., Bliss, D. Z., 2019. Availability of Public Toilets in Parks and Recreational Sites in Selected US Cities. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 46 (3): 235-239.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0000000000000522

Lawrence, K. G., Bliss, D. Z., Dailey, M., Trevellini, C., Pontieri-Lewis, V., 2019. The CAUTI Prevention Tool Kit: A Professional Practice and Collaborative Project of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 46 (2): 154-157.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0000000000000505

Abrams, P., Andersson, K. E., Apostolidis, A., Birder, L., Bliss, D., Brubaker, L., Cardozo, L., Castro-Diaz, D., O'Connell, P. R., Cottenden, A., Cotterill, N., de Ridder, D., Dmochowski, R., Dumoulin, C., Fader, M., Fry, C., Goldman, H., Hanno, P., Homma, Y., Khullar, V., Maher, C., Milsom, I., Newman, D., Nijman, R. J., Rademakers, K., Robinson, D., Rosier, P., Rovner, E., Salvatore, S., Takeda, M., Wagg, A., Wagner, T., Wein, A., 2018. 6th International Consultation on Incontinence. Recommendations of the International Scientific Committee: EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF URINARY INCONTINENCE, PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE AND FAECAL INCONTINENCE. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 37 (7): 2271-2272.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.23551

Bliss, D. Z., Gurvich, O. V., Gannon, E., Lee, H., Borchert, K., Hurlow, J., Howes Trammel, S., Cefalu, J. E., Gannon, A., Wilhems, A., Wiltzen, K. R., 2018. Evaluation of validity and reliability of a revised incontinence-associated skin damage severity instrument (IASD.D.2) by 3 groups of nursing staff. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 45 (5): 449-455.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0000000000000466

Bliss, D. Z., Gurvich, O. V., Eberly, L. E., Harms, S., 2018. Time to and predictors of dual incontinence in older nursing home admissions. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 37 (1): 229-236.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.23279

Bliss, D., 2018. Fecal Incontinence: Definition of the impact on quality of life.
Park, J. I., Bliss, D. Z., Chi, C. L., Delaney, C. W., Westra, B. L., 2018. Factors Associated with Healthcare-Acquired Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: Analysis Using Multiple Data Sources and Data Mining Techniques. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 45 (2): 168-173.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0000000000000409

Bliss, D. Z., 2018. Management of fecal incontinence for the advanced practice nurse: Under the auspices of the international continence society. Management of Fecal Incontinence for the Advanced Practice Nurse: Under the Auspices of the International Continence Society 1-308.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90704-8

Bliss, D., Harms, S., Eberly, L. E., Savik, K., Gurvich, O., Mueller, C., Wyman, J. F., Virnig, B., 2017. Social Engagement after Nursing Home Admission: Racial and Ethnic Disparities and Risk Factors. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 36 (11): 1306-1326.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464815617285

Bliss, D. Z., Gurvich, O., Savik, K., Eberly, L. E., Harms, S., Mueller, C., Garrard, J., Cunanan, K., Wiltzen, K., 2017. Racial and ethnic disparities in the healing of pressure ulcers present at nursing home admission. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 72 187-194.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2017.06.009

Bliss, D. Z., Gurvich, O. V., Mathiason, M. A., Eberly, L. E., Savik, K., Harms, S., Mueller, C., Wyman, J. F., Virnig, B., 2017. Prevention of Incontinence-Associated Skin Damage in Nursing Homes: Disparities and Predictors. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 39 (5): 643-659.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945916666065

Bliss, D. Z., Gurvich, O. V., Eberly, L. E., Savik, K., Harms, S., Wyman, J. F., Mueller, C., Virnig, B., Wiltzen, K., 2017. Racial disparities in primary prevention of incontinence among older adults at nursing home admission. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 36 (4): 1124-1130.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.23065

Bliss, D. Z., Bland, P., Wiltzen, K., Gannon, A., Wilhems, A., Mathiason, M. A., Turnbaugh, R., 2017. Incontinence Briefs Containing Spiral-Shaped Fiber Acidify Skin pH of Older Nursing Home Residents at Risk for Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 44 (5): 475-480.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0000000000000362

Bliss, D. Z., Mathiason, M. A., Gurvich, O., Savik, K., Eberly, L. E., Fisher, J., Wiltzen, K. R., Akermark, H., Hildebrandt, A., Jacobson, M., Funk, T., Beckman, A., Larson, R., 2017. Incidence and predictors of incontinence-associated skin damage in nursing home residents with new-onset incontinence. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 44 (2): 165-171.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0000000000000313

Bliss, D., 2017. Assessment and conservative management of faecal incontinence and quality of life in adults. Incontinence International Continence Society, Bristol, United Kingdom:
Wyman, J. F., Bliss, D. Z., Gurvich, O., Savik, K., Eberly, L. E., Harms, S., Mueller, C. A., Virnig, B., 2017. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Time to Dual Incontinence and Its Treatment in Older Adults after Nursing Home Admission. Annals of Gerontology and Geriatric Research, 4 (1): 1047, 1-8.

Cottenden, A., Fader, M., Beeckman, D., Bliss, D., Buckley, B., Kitson-Reynolds, E., Moore, K., Nishimura, K., Ostaszkiewicz, J., Turner, D., Watson, J., Wilde, M., 2017. Management Using continence products. In Abrams, P., Cardoso, L., Wagg, A., Wein, A. (Eds.), Incontinence (6th ed.) International Continence Society, Bristol, UK:

Bliss, D. Z., Mimura, T., Berghmans, B., Bharucha, A., Chiarioni, G., Emmanuel, A., Maeda, Y., Northwood, M., Peden-McAlpine, C., Rafiee, H., Rockwood, T., Santoro, G., Taylor, S., Whitehead, W. E., 2017. Assessment and conservative management of faecal incontinence and quality of life in adults (Chapter 16). In Abrams, P., Cardoso, L., Wagg, A., Wein, A. (Eds.), Incontinence (6th ed.) International Continence Society, Bristol, UK:

Mullins, J., Bliss, D. Z., Rolnick, S., Henre, C. A., Jackson, J., 2016. Barriers to communication with a healthcare provider and health literacy about incontinence among informal caregivers of individuals with dementia. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 43 (5): 539-544.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0000000000000263

Forte, M. L., Andrade, K. E., Lowry, A. C., Butler, M., Bliss, D. Z., Kane, R. L., 2016. Systematic Review of Surgical Treatments for Fecal Incontinence. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 59 (5): 443-469.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/DCR.0000000000000594

Bliss, D. Z., Gurvich, O., Eberly, L. E., Savik, K., Harms, S., Wyman, J. F., Mueller, C. A., Virnig, B., Wiltzen, K. W., 2016. Racial Disparities in Primary Prevention of Incontinence. Neurourology and Urodynamics,
doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.23065

Bliss, D. Z., Gurvich, O., Savik, K., Eberly, L. E., Harms, S., Mueller, C., Wyman, J. F., Garrard, J., Virnig, B., 2015. Are there racial-ethnic disparities in time to pressure ulcer development and pressure ulcer treatment in older adults after nursing home admission?. Journal of Aging and Health, 27 (4): 571-593.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264314553895

Eberly, L. E., Cunanan, K., Gurvich, O., Savik, K., Bliss, D. Z., Wyman, J. F., 2015. Methods to Assess Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Nursing Research. Research in Nursing and Health, 38 500-508.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1002 nur.21679

Bliss, D. Z., Funk, T., Jacobson, M., Savik, K., 2015. Incidence and Characteristics of Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis in Community-Dwelling Persons with Fecal Incontinence. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 42 (5): 525-530.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0000000000000159

Bliss, D. Z., Gurvich, O. V., Savik, K., Eberly, L. E., Harms, S., Wyman, J. F., Mueller, C., Garrard, J., Virnig, B., 2015. Analysis of Racial and Ethnic Disparities as Possible Risk Factors for Development of Incontinence by Nursing Home Residents. Research in Nursing and Health, 38 (6): 449-461.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.21680

Bliss, D. Z., Savik, K., Jung, H. J., Whitebird, R., Lowry, A., Sheng, X., 2014. Dietary fiber supplementation for fecal incontinence: A randomized clinical trial. Research in Nursing and Health, 37 (5): 367-378.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.21616

Westra, B. L., Bliss, D. Z., Savik, K., Hou, Y., Borchert, A., 2014. Effectiveness of wound, ostomy, and continence nurses on agency-level wound and incontinence outcomes in home care. Home Healthcare Nurse, 32 (2): 119-127.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000030

Wilde, M. H., Bliss, D. Z., Booth, J., Cheater, F. M., Tannenbaum, C., 2014. Self-management of urinary and fecal incontinence. American Journal of Nursing, 114 (1): 38-45.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000441794.78032.f9

Bliss, D. Z., Hurlow, J., Cefalu, J., Mahlum, L., Borchert, K., Savik, K., 2014. Refinement of an instrument for assessing incontinent-associated dermatitis and its severity for use with darker-toned skin. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 41 (4): 365-370.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0000000000000034

Harms, S., Bliss, D. Z., Garrard, J., Cunanan, K., Savik, K., Gurvich, O., Mueller, C., Wyman, J. F., Eberly, L., Virnig, B., 2014. Prevalence of pressure ulcers by race and ethnicity for older adults admitted to nursing homes. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 40 (3): 20-26.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3928/00989134-20131028-04

Bliss, D. Z., Gurvich, O., Savik, K., Eberly, L. E., Harms, S., Mueller, C. A., Wyman, J. F., Garrad, J. M., Virnig, B., 2014. Are there racial-ethnic disparities in time to pressure ulcer development and pressure ulcer treatment in older adults after nursing home admission?. Journal of Aging and Health,
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264314553895

Eberly, L. E., Hodges, J. S., Savik, K., Gurvich, O., Bliss, D. Z., Mueller, C., 2013. Extending the Peters-Belson approach for assessing disparities to right censored time-to-event outcomes. Statistics in Medicine, 32 (23): 4006-4020.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/sim.5835

Bliss, D., Rolnick, C., Jackson, J., Arntson, C., Mullins, J., Hepburn, K., 2013. Health literacy needs related to incontinence and skin damage among family and friend caregivers of individuals with Dementia. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 40 (5): 515-523.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0b013e3182a3ff24

Bliss, D. Z., Weimer, P. J., Jung, H. J., Savik, K., 2013. In vitro degradation and fermentation of three dietary fiber sources by human colonic bacteria. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 61 (19): 4614-4621.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1021/jf3054017

Rolnick, S., Bliss, D. Z., Jackson, J. M., Arntson, C., Mullins, J., Hepburn, K., 2013. Healthcare providers' perspectives on communicating incontinence and skin damage information with patients with dementia and their family caregivers: a descriptive study. Ostomy/wound management, 59 (4): 62-67.

Rohwer, K., Bliss, D. Z., Savik, K., 2013. Incontinence-associated dermatitis in community-dwelling individuals with fecal incontinence. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 40 (2): 181-184.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0b013e31827e8b3d

Cottenden, A., Bliss, D. Z., Buckley, B., Fader, M., Gartley, C., Hayder, D., Ostaszkiewicz, J., Wilde, M., 2013. Management using continence products. Assessment and conservative management of faecal incontinence and quality of life in adults. In Abrams, P.,

Cardoso, S., Khoury, A. (Eds.), Incontinence (5th ed.) ICUD-EAU Publishers, The Netherlands:

Bliss, D. Z., Harms, S., Garrad, J. M., Savik, K., Gurvich, O., Wyman, J., Mueller, C. A., Virnig, B., Cunanan, K., 2013. Prevalence of incontinence by race and ethnicity of older people admitted to nursing homes. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 14 (451): e1-451.e7.

Rohwer, K., Bliss, D. Z., Savik, K., 2013. Incontinence associated dermatitis in community-living individuals with fecal incontinence. Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing, 40 (4): 184-184.

Bliss, D. Z., Mellgren, A., Whitehead, W. E., Chiarioni, G., Emmanuel, A., Santoro, G., Zbar, A., Peden-McAlpine, C., Northwood, M., Sliekerten-Hove, M., Berghmans, B., Mimura, T., 2013. Assessment and conservative management of faecal incontinence and quality of life in adults. In Abrams, P., Cardoso, S., Khoury, A. (Eds.), Incontinence (5th ed.) ICUD-EAU Publishers, The Netherlands:

Peden-McAlpine, C., Bliss, D. Z., Sherman, S., Becker, B., 2012. The experience of community living men with fecal incontinence. Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, 37 (6): 298-307.

Powers, J., Bliss, D. Z., 2012. Product options for faecal incontinence management in acute care. Journal of World Council of Enterostomal Therapy, 31 (1): 20-23.

Colwell, J. C., Ratliff, C. R., Goldberg, M., Baharestani, M. M., Bliss, D. Z., Gray, M., Kennedy-Evans, K. L., Logan, S., Black, J. M., 2011. MASD Part 3: Peristomal moisture-associated dermatitis and periwound moisture-associated dermatitis: A consensus. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 38 (5): 541-553.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0b013e31822acd95

Hurlow, J., Bliss, D. Z., 2011. Dry Skin in Older Adults. Geriatric Nursing, 32 (4): 257-262.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2011.03.003

Bliss, D. Z., Savik, K., Thorson, M. A., Ehman, S. J., Lebak, K., Beilman, G., 2011. Incontinence-associated dermatitis in critically ill adults: Time to development, severity, and risk factors. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 38 (4): 433-445.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0b013e318220b703

Black, J. M., Gray, M., Bliss, D. Z., Kennedy-Evans, K. L., Logan, S., Baharestani, M. M., Colwell, J. C., Goldberg, M., Ratliff, C. R., 2011. MASD part 2: Incontinence-associated dermatitis and intertriginous dermatitis: A consensus. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 38 (4): 359-370.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0b013e31822272d9

Bliss, D. Z., Savik, K., Jung, H. J., Whitebird, R., Lowry, A., 2011. Symptoms associated with dietary fiber supplementation over time in individuals with fecal incontinence. Nursing Research, 60 (3 SUPPL.):
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/NNR.0b013e3182186d8c

Gray, M., Black, J. M., Baharestani, M. M., Bliss, D. Z., Colwell, J. C., Goldberg, M., Kennedy-Evans, K. L., Logan, S., Ratliff, C. R., 2011. Moisture-associated skin damage: Overview and pathophysiology. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 38 (3): 233-241.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0b013e318215f798

Bliss, D. Z., Lewis, J., Hasselman, K., Savik, K., Lowry, A., Whitebird, R., 2011. Use and evaluation of disposable absorbent products for managing fecal incontinence by community-living people. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 38 (3): 289-297.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0b013e31821530ca

Butler, M., Bliss, D., Filice, G., Tector, T., MacDonald, R., Wilt, T., 2011. Effectiveness of early diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of Clostridium difficile infection. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 31 (prepared by the Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center under contract No. 290-02- 0009). AHRQ Publication No. 11(12)-EHC051- EF. Rockville, MD. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,

Bliss, D. Z., Powers, J., 2011. Fecal incontinence and its associated problems in hospitalized patients: Need for nursing management. Journal of World Council of Tnerostomal Therapy, 31 (2): 35-39.

Drekonja, D. M., Butler, M., MacDonald, R., Bliss, D., Filice, G. A., Rector, T. S., Wilt, T. J., 2011. Comparative effectiveness of Clostridium difficile treatments: A systematic review. Annals of Internal Medicine, 155 (12): 839-847.
doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-155-12-201112200-00007

Westra, B. L., Savik, K., Oancea, C., Choromanski, L., Holmes, J. H., Bliss, D., 2011. Predicting improvement in urinary and bowel incontinence for home health patients using electronic health record data. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 38 (1): 77-87.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0b013e318202e4a6

Whitebird, R. R., Bliss, D. Z., Savik, K., Lowry, A., Jung, H. J., 2010. Comparing community and specialty provider-based recruitment in a randomized clinical trial: Clinical trial in fecal incontinence. Research in Nursing and Health, 33 (6): 500-511.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.20408

Croswell, E., Bliss, D. Z., Savik, K., 2010. Diet and eating pattern modifications used by community-living adults to manage their fecal incontinence. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 37 (6): 677-682.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0b013e3181feb017

Borchert, K., Bliss, D. Z., Savik, K., Radosevich, D. M., 2010. The incontinence-associated dermatitis and its severity instrument: Development and validation. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 37 (5): 527-535.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0b013e3181edac3e

Manthey, A., Bliss, D. Z., Savik, K., Lowry, A., Whitebird, R., 2010. Goals of fecal incontinence management identified by community-living incontinent adults. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 32 (5): 644-661.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945909356098

Bliss, D. Z., Norton, C., Vodusek, D. B., 2010. Raising awareness about fecal incontinence. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 29 (4): 612-615.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.20905

Fader, M., Bliss, D., Cottenden, A., Moore, K., Norton, C., 2010. Continence products: Research priorities to improve the lives of peoplewith urinary and/or fecal leakage. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 29 (4): 640-644.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.20918

Patel, K., Bliss, D. Z., Savik, K., 2010. Health literacy and emotional responses related to fecal incontinence. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 37 (1): 73-79.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0b013e3181c68e7b

Norton, C., Whitehead, W. E., Bliss, D. Z., Harari, D., Lang, J., 2010. Management of fecal incontinence in adults. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 29 (1): 199-206.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.20803

Bliss, D. Z., Norton, C., 2010. Conservative management of fecal incontinence.. The American journal of nursing, 110 (9):

Shamliyan, T. A., Bliss, D. Z., Du, J., Ping, R., Wilt, T. J., Kane, R. L., 2009. Prevalence and risk factors of fecal incontinence in community-dwelling men. Reviews in Gastroenterological Disorders, 9 (4):

Shamliyan, T. A., Kane, R. L., Wyman, J. F., Bliss, D. Z., Wilt, T. J., Du, J., 2009. Urinary and fecal incontinence related to pregnancy and birth. Journal of Medicine, 2 (3): 175-187.

Peden-McAlpine, C., Bliss, D., Hill, J., 2008. The experience of community-living women managing fecal incontinence. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 30 (7): 817-835.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945907312974

Bliss, D. Z., Fisher, K., Savik, K., 2008. Comparison of recall and daily self-report of fecal incontinence severity. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 35 (5): 515-520.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/01.WON.0000335964.13855.8d

Thorson, M. A., Bliss, D. Z., Savik, K., 2008. Re-examination of risk factors for non-Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea in hospitalized patients. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 62 (3): 354-364.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04607.x

Bliss, D. Z., Savik, K., 2008. Use of an absorbent dressing specifically for fecal incontinence. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 35 (2): 221-228.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/01.WON.0000313647.44870.9a

Toth, A. M., Bliss, D. Z., Savik, K., Wyman, J. F., 2008. Validating MDS data about risk factors for perineal dermatitis by comparing with nursing home records. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 34 (5): 12-18.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3928/00989134-20080501-10

Shamliyan, T., Wyman, J., Bliss, D. Z., Kane, R. L., Wilt, T. J., 2007. Prevention of urinary and fecal incontinence in adults.. Evidence report/technology assessment, (161): 1-379.

Bliss, D. Z., Zehrer, C., Savik, K., Smith, G., Hedblom, E., 2007. An economic evaluation of four skin damage prevention regimens in nursing home residents with incontinence: Economics of skin damage prevention. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 34 (2): 143-152.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/01.WON.0000264825.03485.40

Gray, M., Bliss, D. Z., Doughty, D. B., Ermer-Seltun, J. A., Kennedy-Evans, K. L., Palmer, M. H., 2007. Incontinence-associated dermatitis: A consensus. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing 34 (1): 45-56.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/00152192-200701000-00008

Bliss, D. Z., Zehrer, C., Savik, K., Thayer, D., Smith, G., 2006. Incontinence-associated skin amage in nursing home residents: A secondary analysis of a prospective, multicenter study. Ostomy Wound Management, 52 (12): 46-55.

Bliss, D. Z., Savik, K., Harms, S., Fan, Q., Wyman, J. F., 2006. Prevalence and correlates of perineal dermatitis in nursing home residents. Nursing Research, 55 (4): 243-251.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/00006199-200607000-00004

Whitebird, R. R., Bliss, D. Z., Hase, K. A., Savik, K., 2006. Community-based recruitment and enrollment for a clinical trial on the sensitive issue of fecal incontinence: The Fiber Study. Research in Nursing and Health, 29 (3): 233-243.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.20131

Hansen, J. L., Bliss, D. Z., Peden-McAlpine, C., 2006. Dietary strategies used by women managing fecal incontinence. Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing, 33 (1): 52-62.

Haugen, V., Bliss, D. Z., Savik, K., 2006. Perioperative factors that affect long-term adjustment to an incontinent ostomy. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 33 (5): 525-535.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/00152192-200609000-00011

Presentations

Selected Presentations

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.

Bliss, D. Z. "Workshop: Introduction to Products for Incontinence", CUAN Conference, Ningo, China. September 01, 2018.

Bliss, D. Z. "Roles and Attitudes of the Continence Nurse Specialist: Fecal Incontinence Care Incontinence", Wuhu, China. September 01, 2018.

Bliss, D. Z. "Assessment and Management of Fecal Incontinence", Hefei, China. September 01, 2018.

Bliss, D. Z. "Conservative Management of Fecal Incontinence", CUAN Conference, CUAN, Ningo, China. January 01, 2018.

Bliss, D. Z. "Introduction to the International Continence Society and ICS Nursing Committee", CUAN Conference, Ningo, China. January 01, 2018.

Bliss, D. Z. "International Continence Society Terminology for Incontinence", China. January 01, 2018.

Bliss, D. Z. "GI Anatomy & Physiology in Relation to Fecal Continence", CUAN Conference, CUAN, Ningo, China. January 01, 2018.

Bliss, D. Z. "History of ICS Nursing Committee", International Continence Society Annual Meeting, International Continence Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 01, 2018.

Bliss, D. Z. "Health Literacy for Incontinence - What is Known", Workshop 31: Incontinence Illiteracy, International Continence Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 01, 2018.

Bliss, D. Z. "Bowel Diary Components", Workshop 6: Hands on Workshop on Rectal Balloon Training and Transanal Irrigation in the Management of Lower Bowel Dysfunction, International Continence SocietyP, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 01, 2018.

Bliss, D. Z. "Assessment of Fecal Incontinence", CUAN Conference, CUAN, Ningo, China. January 01, 2018.

Bliss, D. Z. "Update on Conservative Management of Fecal Incontinence", Canadian National Conference on Incontinence, Niagara Falls, Canada. January 01, 2018.

Bliss, D. Z. "Moisture Madness: IASD and Shear Injury", Florida Association of Enterostomal Therapists, Orlando, Florida, United States. January 01, 2018.

Bliss, D. Z. "Testing of Incontinence Associated Skin Damage and Severity D.2 Instrument among Hospital Nurses", Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. January 01, 2017.

Bliss, D. Z., Herbert, J., Zutshi, M., Richter, H. "Fecal Incontinence Lifestyle management, in Fecal Incontinence from Bench to Bedside", International Continence Society Conference, International Continence Societ, Florence, Italy. January 01, 2017.

Bliss, D. Z. "Health Literacy for Incontinence", International Continence Society Conference, International Continence Society, Florence, Italy. January 01, 2017.

Bliss, D. Z. "Conservative Management of Fecal Incontinence in Community-Living People", Hong Kong Nurses Association Conference, Hong Kong Nurses Association, Hong Kong, China. January 01, 2017.

Bliss, D. Z. "The ICS Nursing Committee", Hong Kong Nurses Association Conference, Hong Kong Nurses Association, Hong Kong, China. January 01, 2017.

Bliss, D. Z. "Example of Nursing Value Proposition Project", Third Annual Planting Seeds of Innovation Workshop, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. January 01, 2017.

Bliss, D. Z. "Incontinence Associated Skin Damage: New Approaches to Assessment and Prevention with Absorbent Products with Curly Fiber", National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care, Orlando, Florida, United States. January 01, 2017.

Bliss, D. Z. "Under Attack: Urine, Feces, and Skin", The Simon Foundation Innovating for Continence, The Simon Foundation, Chicago, Illinois, United States. January 01, 2017.

Bliss, D. Z. "Health Literacy: Application to Incontinence", Continence Foundation of Australia, Adelaide, Australia. January 01, 2016.

Bliss, D. Z. "Innovative Approaches to Assessing and Preventing Incontinence Associated Skin Damage (IASD) in Nursing Home Residents", McKnights Webinar, January 01, 2016.

Bliss, D. Z. "Innovative Approaches to Assessing and Preventing Incontinence Associated Skin Damage (IASD) in Nursing Home Residents", Continence Foundation of Australia, Adelaide, Australia. January 01, 2016.

Bliss, D. Z. "Cutting Edge Research: Absorbent Briefs Containing Curly Fiber Acidify Skin pH Reducing Risk for IASD in Nursing Home Residents", Dinner Symposium, Hartmann, Sydney, Australia. January 01, 2016.

Bliss, D. Z. "From Bench to Bedside. Skin-friendly Absorbent Briefs: A Clinical Study", Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society and Canadian Enterostomal Therapists Joint Conference, Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society and Canadian Enterostomal Therapists, Montreal, Canada. January 01, 2016.

Bliss, D. Z. "Incontinence Associated Skin Damage (IASD). Innovative Approaches in Assessment, Prevention, and Education", Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society and Canadian Enterostomal Therapists Joint Conference, Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society and Canadian Enterostomal Therapists, Montreal, Canada. January 01, 2016.

Bliss, D. Z. "Assessment and Conservative Management of Fecal Incontinence - Systematic Review Findings", International Continence Society, Tokyo, Japan. January 01, 2016.

Bliss, D. Z. "Skin Care in Incontinence Teaching Our Generalist Colleagues", International Continence Society Annual Meeting, International Continence Society, Montreal, Canada. January 01, 2015.

Bliss, D. Z. "CAUTI Prevention: Designing Successful Nurse-Focused Solutions", American Nurses Association Quality Care Conference, American Nurses Association, Orlando, Florida, United States. January 01, 2015.

Bliss, D. Z. "Assessment, Prevention and Management of Incontinence Associated Skin Damage (IASD) in People of Color", Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society Annual Conference, Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, San Antonio, Texas, United States. January 01, 2015.

Bliss, D. Z. "ANA CAUTI Prevention Tool and Its Implementation", American Nurses Association Quality Care Conference, American Nurses Association, Orlando, Florida, United States. January 01, 2015.

Bliss, D. Z. "Fecal Incontinence and IAD in the Hospitalized Patient", Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. January 01, 2014.

Grants and Patents

Selected Grants

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

Award: Augmented Reality System for the Education of Clinical C
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Award Dates: 2019 - 2022

Award: Augmented Reality System for the Education of Clinical C
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Award Dates: 2018 - 2018

Award: MIN-REACH Research and Evaluation Hub
Principal Investigator: Gurvich, Vadim J
Sponsoring Organization: NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institu
Award Dates: 2017 - 2018

Award: Skin pH modulation through Curled fiber in incontinence
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Award Dates: 2015 - 2016

Award: Systematic Review for Fecal Incontinence, EPC4, T.O.#11
Principal Investigator: Kane, Robert L
Award Dates: 2014 - 2015

Award: Systematic Review for Fecal Incontinence, EPC4, T.O.#11
Principal Investigator: Kane, Robert L
Award Dates: 2014 - 2015

Award: Refining the Incontinence Associated Dermatitis and its
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Sponsoring Organization: Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Soc.
Award Dates: 2011 - 2013

Award: Refining the Incontinence Associated Dermatitis and its
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Sponsoring Organization: Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Soc.
Award Dates: 2011 - 2013

Award: Self-Sealing Therapy Ostomy Pouch (STOP) System
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Award Dates: 2010 - 2011

Award: Self-Sealing Therapy Ostomy Pouch (STOP) System
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Award Dates: 2010 - 2011

Award: EPC Task Order Clostridium difficile (C. difficile)-Asso
Principal Investigator: Wilt, Timothy James
Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services AHRQ
Award Dates: 2010 - 2010

Award: The Impact of a Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurs
Principal Investigator: Westra, Bonnie Louise
Award Dates: 2009 - 2012

Award: Disparities in Incontinence and Perineal Skin Damage in
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Award Dates: 2009 - 2015

Award: Disparities in Incontinence and Perineal Skin Damage in
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Award Dates: 2009 - 2015

Award: Disparities in Incontinence and Perineal Skin Damage in
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Award Dates: 2009 - 2015

Award: EPC Task Order Clostridium difficile (C. difficile)-Asso
Principal Investigator: Wilt, Timothy James
Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services AHRQ
Award Dates: 2009 - 2010

Award: The Experience of Community Living Men with Fecal Incont
Principal Investigator: Peden-McAlpine, Cynthia
Award Dates: 2009 - 2010

Award: Raising Literacy and Capacity for Incontinence and Skin
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Award Dates: 2008 - 2011

Award: Smart Seal Ostomy Appliance: Further Testing
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Sponsoring Organization: Korosensor
Award Dates: 2006 - 2009

Award: Center for Health Trajectories Research Center
Principal Investigator: Wyman, Jean F
Award Dates: 2005 - 2011

Award: Evaluation of Characteristics and Typical Usage of Incon
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Award Dates: 2004 - 2008

Award: The Impact of Fiber Fermentation on Fecal Incontinence
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Donna Z
Award Dates: 2003 - 2009