Table 1.

Questions asked for each procedure in the survey

1. Is this procedure [list of procedures is below] currently performed by Nephrology Division faculty or fellows at your institution?
2. If yes, in what percentage of your program's patients [<25%, 25%–50%, >50%-75%, >75%-100%] is this procedure performed by first or second year Nephrology fellows with Nephrology faculty supervision?
3. If yes, what minimum number of such procedures performed by first or second year Nephrology fellows is required to be performed to document expected competence? Leave blank if procedure not done at your institution, enter 0 (zero) if done but no established minimum number for competence.
4. If yes, in what percentage of your program's patients [<25%, 25%–50%, >50%-75%, >75%-100%] is this procedure being performed by Nephrology faculty without fellows?
5. If no, who performs each procedure at your institution?
6. If not currently performed on a regular basis by Nephrology faculty or fellows, do you anticipate beginning this procedure as part of your program in the near future (i.e., within one year)?
Procedures included in survey
    Temporary HD catheters: IJ vein
    Temporary HD catheters: femoral vein
    Tunneled dialysis catheters: inpatient
    Tunneled dialysis catheters: outpatient
    Peritoneal catheter
    Percutaneous native kidney biopsy
    Percutaneous transplant kidney biopsy
    Ultrasound guidance for native kidney biopsy (without a radiologist)
    Ultrasound guidance for transplant kidney biopsy (without a radiologist)
    Diagnostic native kidney ultrasound (without a radiologist)
    Diagnostic transplant kidney biopsy (without a radiologist)
    Plasmapheresis
    Thrombectomy of dialysis access: inpatient
    Thrombectomy of dialysis access: outpatient
    Angioplasty of dialysis access: inpatient
    Angioplasty of dialysis access: outpatient
    Stenting of dialysis access: inpatient
    Stenting of dialysis access: outpatient
    Continuous renal replacement therapy
  • HD, hemodialysis; IJ, internal jugular.