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Table 4 Level of importance and agreement of maintenance of procedural skill presented in Round 2, and level of maintenance from Round 3 listed in order of importance

From: Core procedural skills competencies and the maintenance of procedural skills for medical students: a Delphi study

No Procedural Skill R2
Mdn maintenancea (IQR)
R2
M maintenancea (SD)
R2
% agreement
R3
maintenanceb
R3
% agreement
R3
levelc (%)
2 Basic life support - - - Y 100 O (O), N (7), C (30), P (63)
3 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation - - - Y 100 O (0), N (4), C (55), P (41)
13 Observations – TPR & BP - - - Y 100 O (4), N (0), C (22), P (74)
14 Pulse oximetry - - - Y 100 O (4), N (0), C (22), P (74)
23 Local anaesthetic injection - - - Y 100 O (0), N (26), C (41), P (33)
24 Intramuscular injection - - - Y 100 O (0), N (11), C (41), P (48)
26 Subcutaneous injection - - - Y 100 O (7), N (7), C (41), P (45)
43 Use of equipment e.g., oxygen delivery devices - - - Y 100 O (0), N (7), C (56), P (37)
45 Bag & mask ventilation - - - Y 100 O (0), N (15), C (45), P (40)
47 Asepsis – wound care & management - - - Y 100 O (0), N (7), C (45), P (48)
49 Infection control—PPE 6 (6–6) 6 (.00) 100 Y 100 O (0), N (4), C (44), P (52)
51 Suture insertion - - - Y 100 O (0), N (7), C (55), P (37)
53 Scrub, gown & glove - - - Y 100 O (0), N (4), C (41), P (55)
55 Glasgow coma scale - - - Y 100 O (0), N (7), C (45), P (48)
4 Electrocardiogram (ECG) - - - Y 96.3 O (0), N (7), C (52), P (37) NA (4)
6 Defibrillation 5.5 (4–6) 5.03 (1.19)   Y 96.3 U (4), O (4), N (18), C (48), P (26)
7 Basic First Aid - - - Y 96.3 O (0), N (0), C (37), P (60), NA (3)
10 Blood glucose level (BGL) - - - Y 96.3 O (4), N (0), C (37), P (59)
27 Venepuncture - - - Y 96.3 O (0), N (15), C (26), P (55), NA (4)
37 Basic airway management - - - Y 96.3 O (0), N (11), C (37), P (48), NA (4)
38 Use of equipment e.g., asthma inhalers - - - Y 96.3 O (0), N (4), C (48), P (44), NA (4)
52 Suture removal - - - Y 96.3 O (0), N (11), C (26), P (59), NA (4)
64 Urethral catheterisation – female 5.45 (5–6) 6 (1.03) - Y 96.3 O (0), N (22), C (52), P (26)
74 Breast examination - - - Y 96.3 O (0), N (22), C (48), P (26), NA (4)
25 Peripheral intravenous cannulation & infusion - - - Y 92.6 O (4), N (15), C (33), P (40), NA (7)
34 Otoscopy 5 (5–6) 5.18 (.84) - Y 92.6 O (4), N (11), C (59), P (26)
57 Laceration repair 5 (5–6) 5.27 (.80) - Y 92.6 O (0), N (30), C (52), P (15), NA (3)
65 Urethral catheterisation – male 5.45 (5–6) 6 (1.03) - Y 92.6 O (0), N (22), C (56), P (18), NA (4)
9 Blood culture (peripheral) 5 (4–6) 5.09 (1.06)   Y 88.9 O (4), N (18), C (33), P (37), NA (8)
15 Urinalysis - - - Y 88.9 O (0), N (0), C (26), P (63), NA (11)
39 Laryngeal mask airway 5 (4–6) 4.61 (1.62)   Y 88.9 O (7), N (26), C (48), P (15), NA (4)
44 Guedel airway insertion 5 (4–5) 4.64 (1.14)   Y 88.9 O (4), N (7), C (41), P (41), NA (7)
82 Staples/glue for wound closure 6 (5–6) 5.27 (.94)   Y 88.9 O (4), N (22), C (40), P (26), NA (8)
66 Abdominal palpation in pregnancy - -   Y 88.9 O (0), N (18), C (52), P (26), NA (4)
70 Vaginal/pelvic examination - -   Y 88.9 O (4), N (33), C (44), P (15), NA (4)
71 Vaginal birth 5 (4–6) 4.76 (1.15)   Y 88.9 O (11), N (59), C (30), P (0)
11 Body Mass Index – calculation & interpretation - -   Y 85.2 O (0), N (7), C (11), P (66), NA (14)
16 Digital rectal examination 5 (4–6) 4.91 (1.11)   Y 85.2 O (0), N (22), C (40), P (30), NA (8)
69 Pregnancy urine testing - -   Y 85.2 O (4), N (4), C (30), P (48), NA (14)
73 Cervical screening test 5 (4.5 – 6) 5.06 (.90)   Y 85.2 O (0), N (33), C (44), P (11)
8 Arterial blood gas 4 (3.75–5) 4.21 (1.32)   Y 81.5 O (15), N (22), C (37), P (19), NA (7)
17 Nasogastric insertion & safe placement 5 (4–6) 5.00 (1.43)   Y 81.5 O (4), N (26), C (44), P (15), NA (11)
40 Peak flow function testing - -   N 77.8 O (0), N (15), C (44), P (30), NA (11)
42 Spirometry 5 (4–6) 4.61 (1.62)   N 74.1 O (0), N (30), C (33), P (22), NA (15)
59 Plaster cast/splint limb immobilisation - -   N 74.1 O (4), N (44), C (33), P (7), NA (12)
32 Eyelid eversion 5 (4–6) 4.79 (1.11)   N 70.4 O (8), N (22), C (33), P (22), NA (15)
  1. a1 = Not at all important, 2 = Low importance, 3 = Slightly important, 4 = Moderately important, 5 = Very important, 6 = Extremely important
  2. bY = Yes, N = No, U = Unsure
  3. cO = Observer, N = Novice, C = Competent, P = Proficient, U = Unsure, NA = Not applicable