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Table 1 Mean importance and preparedness

From: Program directors’ perceptions of importance of pediatric procedural skills and resident preparedness

Most important Moderately important Least important
Procedure Importance Preparedness Procedure Importance Preparedness Procedure Importance Preparedness
BMVa 4.93 4.4 IV access and blood-drawinga 3.93 2.86 Indwelling catheter management 2.85 2.73
CPR (neonatal)a 4.86 4.53 Bedside measurement of glucose 3.86 3.33 Suprapubic aspirationa 2.66 1.8
Lumbar puncturea 4.86 4.46 Procurement of ID specimens 3.86 3.33 Arterial/CVL placement 2.53 2.66
CPR (pediatric)a 4.86 4.33 OG/NG placementa 3.8 2.93    
C-spine immobilization 4.53 3.33 Immunizations 3.8 2.66    
Gather child maltreatment evidence 4.53 3.2 Bladder catheterizationa 3.66 2.86    
Intubation (neonatal)a 4.4 4.33 Limb immobilization 3.46 2.93    
UV/UA catheterizationa 4.4 3.66 Tracheotomy tube care 3.46 2.8    
IO insertiona 4.4 3.4 Ear curettage 3.4 2.73    
Defibrillationa 4.33 3.53 GU/pelvic exam/specimens 3.4 2.46    
Intubation (pediatric)a 4.2 3.53 ENT foreign body removal 3.33 2.66    
    TB skin testing 3.26 3.13    
    Arterial puncturea 3.2 3.2    
    Chest tube/thoracentesisa 3.13 2.6    
    Suturinga 3 3.26    
    Gastric lavage 3 2.46    
    Breast examination 3 2.4    
  1. aProcedures included in the pediatrics FITER