Table 1

Demographic characteristics of Round 1 and 2 respondents

VariableRound 1Round 2
N=64N=64
Gender, n (%)
 Male27 (42)25 (39)
 Female37 (58)39 (61)
Age, n (%)
 20–29 years1 (2)1 (1)
 30–39 years14 (22)11 (17)
 40–49 years21 (33)21 (33)
 50–59 years17 (27)18 (28)
 ≥60 years11 (17)13 (20)
Country of practice, n (%)
 Africa1 (2)1 (2)
 Asia6 (9)6 (9)
 Europe13 (20)13 (20)
 Middle East3 (5)3 (5)
 North America12 (19)15 (24)
 Oceania22 (34)20 (31)
 South America6 (9)6 (9)
Discipline and specialty, n (%)
Doctor 22 (34) 22 (34)
 Anaesthesia/ICU9 (41)7 (32)
 Surgery4 (18)5 (23)
 Paediatrics3 (14)5 (23)
 Interventional radiology2 (9)2 (9)
 Other4 (20)3 (15)
Nurse 39 (61) 38 (60)
 Vascular access8 (21)9 (24)
 Intensive care7 (18)7 (18)
 Academia/research5 (13)5 (13)
 Oncology/haematology5 (13)5 (13)
 Infection prevention and control4 (10)3 (8)
 Paediatrics3 (8)3 (8)
 Infusion therapy*7 (18)6 (16)
Other 3 (5) 4 (6)
Formal vascular access qualification, n (%)†
 No28 (43)25 (38)
 Yes11 (17)13 (21)
 Not applicable25 (39)26 (41)
Patient population
 Adult30 (47)25 (39)
 Mixed24 (38)26 (41)
 Paediatric/neonate10 (16)13 (20)
  • *Includes home infusion.

  • †Nurse only, n=39.

  • ICU, intensive care unit.