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Table 4 Number of respondents performing procedural skills at least once per month.

From: Are Canadian General Internal Medicine training program graduates well prepared for their future careers?

  Percentage of Respondents
Performing Procedure
At Least Once Per Month
Ambulatory ECG Interpretation 88 %
Paracentesis 84 %
Lumbar Puncture 81 %
ACLS/CPR 79 %
Cardioversion 70 %
Mechanical Ventilation 68 %
Articular Drainage 65 %
Endotracheal Intubation 64 %
Hemodynamic Monitoring 63 %
Exercise Stress Testing 55 %
Transthoracic Pacing 54 %
TPN Initiation 49 %
Temporary Pacemaker Insertion 47 %
Microscopic Examination of Urine 39 %
Chest Tube Insertion 38 %
Steroid Injections (non-articular) 36 %
Peripheral Smears Interpretation 32 %
Capillary Blood Glucose 27 %
Bone Marrow Interpretation 25 %
Tracheostomy Tube Change 23 %
Foley Catheter Insertion 22 %
Bronchoscopy 14 %
Esophagogastroscopy 13 %
Thyroid Fine Needle Biopsy 13 %
Hemodialysis 12 %
Sigmoidoscopy 11 %
Sputum gram stain 11 %
Echocardiography 10 %
Peritoneal dialysis 10 %
Colonoscopy 9 %
Indirect laryngoscopy 6 %
Liver biopsy 5 %
Allergy Testing 4 %
Pleural Biopsy 3 %
Renal Biopsy 1 %