Table 3

Percentages refer to complete responses

All

n = 365 (%)

Obstetricians

n = 179 (%)

Anaesthetists

n = 186 (%)


Slow bolus 5 IU oxytocin

324 (89.5)

153 (86.4)

171 (92.4)

Slow bolus 10 IU oxytocin

44 (12.1)

28 (15.6)

16 (8.6)

Additional 5 IU bolus if clinically indicated

61 (17.0)

17 (9.5)

44 (23.5)

Routine use of oxytocin infusion

72 (19.8)

33 (18.4)

39 (21.1)

Selective use of oxytocin infusion

289 (79.8)

145 (81.0)

144 (78.7)

30 IU oxytocin infusion

158 (43.3)

83 (46.4)

76 (40.9)

40 IU oxytocin infusion

192 (53.3)

90 (50.8)

102 (55.0)


Approaches to the use of oxytocin at the time of caesarean section

Murphy et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9:36   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-9-36

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