Table 2.

Results of prepilot patient surveys

FacilityABCDEFG
Patient respondents, N 1316429171316
How would you rate your knowledge about the steps the staff take to connect your CVC at the start of treatment?3.08 (1.44)3.38 (1.02)4.25 (0.96)3.34 (1.14)2.41 (1.12)3.46 (1.45)2.38 (1.12)
How would you rate your knowledge about the steps the staff take to disconnect your CVC at the end of treatment?3.08 (1.44)3.06 (1.06)4.25 (0.96)3.28 (1.22)2.41 (1.06)3.54 (1.45)2.31 (1.14)
How would you rate your knowledge about the protocol for CVC exit-site care?3.85 (1.28)3.43 (1.15)4.00 (1.41)3.41 (1.3)2.88 (1.27)3.31 (1.65)2.31 (1.14)
  • Surveys used the Likert scale with one representing “I have no idea what they are doing” to five representing “I could do it myself.” Data reported as the mean (SD). CVC, central venous catheter.