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Required Resident Procedures/Certifications

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), residents must be able to competently perform procedures used by a pediatrician in general practice, including being able to describe the steps in the procedure, indications, contraindications, complications, pain management, post-procedure care, and interpretation of applicable results.  Residents must demonstrate procedural competence by performing the following:

  • bag-mask ventilation
  • bladder catheterization
  • giving immunizations
  • incision and drainage of abscess
  • lumbar puncture
  • neonatal endotracheal intubation
  • peripheral intravenous catheter placement
  • reduction of simple dislocation
  • simple laceration repair
  • simple removal of foreign body
  • temporary splinting of fracture
  • umbilical catheter placement
  • venipuncture

Residents must complete training and maintain certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support, including simulated placement of an intraosseous line, and Neonatal Resuscitation.