Deborah A. Rosenbloom, PhD, RN, AGACNP-BC
Assistant Professor, Tenure-track College of Nursing 651 North Pleasant St. Amherst, MA 01003-9299 413-545-9892 Telephone 413-577-2550 Facsimile Skinner 227 firstname.lastname@example.org
With her clinical expertise in geriatrics and acute care, Dr. Rosenbloom received her Ph.D. from The University of Massachusetts Amherst, her Master’s degree in Nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions with specialization as both an Acute care nurse practitioner and a Gerontological nurse practitioner, and her baccalaureate degree from Simmons College. She was awarded the Claire M. Fagin postdoctoral fellowship supported by the John Hartford Foundation and Gerontological Society of America which she completed at Pennsylvania State University under the mentorship of one of the preeminent geriatric scholars in the country.
Dr. Rosenbloom’s program of research began focused on delirium prevention in hospitalized older adults. She previously developed an educational intervention (the Nurse/Family Caregiver Delirium Prevention Program) that educates nurses and family caregivers on delirium, and strategies for working as partners to prevent delirium and the associated negative consequences. This was followed by a funded pilot study directed at identifying the learning needs of both nurses and family caregivers on delirium and defining and measuring communication among nurses and family caregivers to support their efforts toward partnership. Based on these findings, Dr. Rosenbloom’s current primary research focus and recently submitted grant focus on care transitions from hospital to home and the potential for early and sustained home care nurse involvement to prevent the common complications of hospital readmission and adverse drug events.
Care transitions, hospital to home, for the older adult: Preventing complications
Improving safety after hospitalization in older persons on high risk medications
Delirium in older hospitalized adults
Nurse/family caregiver partnership
Self management at home by older adults with multiple morbidities
Geriatric Care: quality, competency, and cost effectiveness in relation to health care systems
Dr. Rosenbloom is recognized as an expert renal transplant advanced practice nurse clinician with an active clinical practice at an academic medical center that strengthens her teaching and mentorship role for DNP and PhD students.
Certificate University of Pennsylvania (2013), UPENN Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, Geriatrics
Current Research Grant Submitted and Under Review
“Care Promotion Team Program: Home Health Nurses as Leaders in the Transition of Care from Hospital to Home,” Principal Investigator.
Submitted August 1, 2015 to the Retirement Research Foundation, Responsive Research Grant. Anticipated timeline: January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2017
Blackwell, C. D., Rosenbloom, D. A., Felber Neff, D. (in press). Certification and education as determinants of nurse practitioner scope of practice: An investigation of the rules and regulations defining NP scope of practice in the United States. American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (Accepted June, 2015).
Rosenbloom, D. A. & Morris, N. M. (2015). Strategies for supporting family caregivers of older adults and nurses in partnership: Is it feasible? Journal of Family Nursing, 21, 57-77.
Flanagan, N., Cortese-Rubino, M., Rosenbloom, D. A., & Fick, D. M. (2014). Nursing leadership in skilled nursing: A journey to clinical excellence. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 40(11), 3-5.
Hill, N. L., Mogle, J. M., Munoz, E., Wion, R., Rosenbloom, D. A., & Colancecco, E. M. (2015). Assessment of subjective cognitive impairment among older adults. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 41(4), 28-36.
Rosenbloom, D. A., & Fick, D. M. (2014). Nurse family partnership intervention for delirium increases delirium knowledge and attitudes toward partnership. Geriatric Nursing, 35(3), 175-181.
Rosenbloom, D. A., & Fick, D. M. (2012). Preventive strategies for delirium in the older hospitalized adult: Systematic review of multicomponent and family caregiver interventions. Geriatric Nursing, 55, 22-38.
Rosenbloom-Brunton, D., Henneman, B., & Inouye, S. K. (2010). Feasibility of family participation in a delirium prevention program for the older hospitalized adult. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 36, 22-33.