My name is Julio Santiago, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student at Regis University. I am conducting a research study which is required for my degree. My research study, which is a quality improvement initiative (QI), will seek to validate practicing vascular Access Nurses Knowledge, Competence, and Self-Confidence pre and post taking an online educational review program and Certified PICC Ultrasound Guided Inserter (CPUI). The research is being conducted in partnership with PICC Excellence Inc. This survey is designed to validate practicing vascular access registered nurses that are currently working placing PICC lines and midlines and have a minimum of 25 insertions, all others will be excluded. Your participation in this Quality Improvement project will take approximately 15 to 21 hours. Participation in the Quality improvement project and successful completion of the project will earn the participants a two-year Certified Ultrasound PICC Inserted Certification at no cost to the participant. Survey access is through SurveyMonkey. Your access to the quality improvement project is confidential, and participation will be an anonymous pooled database. The results of the quality improvement project will be used to better understand practicing vascular access nurses.
Your participation in this effort is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the research project.
Julio Santiago, MSN, RN, CCRN, VA-BC
DNP Student Regis University