Rosa Marticorena, recipient of the nephrology research grant (experienced).
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Health care industry (Services)
Grants-in-aid
Research grants
Author: Marticorena, Rosa
Pub Date: 01/01/2012
Publication: Name: CANNT Journal Publisher: Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses & Technologists Audience: Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses & Technologists ISSN: 1498-5136
Issue: Date: Jan-March, 2012 Source Volume: 22 Source Issue: 1
Topic: Event Code: 250 Financial management; 360 Services information Computer Subject: Health care industry; Company financing
Product: SIC Code: 8000 HEALTH SERVICES
Persons: Named Person: Marticorena, Rosa
Geographic: Geographic Scope: Canada Geographic Code: 1CANA Canada
Accession Number: 283970462
Full Text: Nephrology started in 1983 and for the past 14 years I have been working in clinical nephrology research under the supervision of Dr. Sandra Donnelly. I obtained my post graduate diploma in clinical epidemiology in 2004 at the University of Toronto and I hope to complete doctoral studies in vascular access research at the University of Toronto Institute of Medical Science in a couple of years. The focus of my thesis is in vascular access for hemodialysis, specifically fistula maturation and cannulation practices.

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I wish to thank CANNT for supporting my research. This grant will help me complete a project entitled: "Development of cannulation skill with the use of bedside ultrasound in phantom models". The objective of this project is to develop added support to help nursing staff obtain cannulation skills in environments in which there is minimal exposure to cannulation practice.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff in the Nephrology Research Office at St. Michael's Hospital: Stella Curvelo, Niki Dacouris, Sanja Neskovic, Jennie Huckle, and St. Michael's Hospital Vascular Access Coordinator Joyce Hunter for providing continuous support in the development and implementation of these projects.

By Rosa Marticorena, RN, BScN, CNeph(C), DCE, Clinical Research Coordinator Nephrology Research Office, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON
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