Table 1

Type of fluid used by anaesthetists and surgeons for three post operative scenarios in children

Type of fluid

Case 1.

Case 1

Case 2

Case 2

Case 3

Case 3


Anaesthetists

Surgeons

Anaesthetists

Surgeons

Anaesthetists

Surgeons


4% dex/0.18% saline

25/100 (25%)

22/61 (36.1%)

24/100 (24%)

23/61 (37.7%)

20/100 (20%)

24/61 (39.3%)

10% dex/0.18% saline

1/100 (1%)

4/61 (6.5%)

0

0

0

3/61 (4.9%)

2.5% dex/0.45% saline

7/100 (7%)

0

8/100 (8%)

1/61 (1.7%)

8/100 (8%)

1/61 (1.7%)

5% dex/0.45% saline

35/100 (35%)

29/61 (47.5%)

24/100 (25%)

31/61 (50.8%)

33/100 (33%)

29/61 (47.5%)

10% dex/0.45% saline

1/100 (1%)

1/61 (1.7%)

0

0

1/100 (1%)

1/61 (1.7%)

5% dex/1/2 Hartmanns

2/100 (2%)

0

2/100 (2%)

0

2/100 (2%)

0

0.9% saline

1/100 (1%)

0

18/100 (18%)

3/61 (4.9%)

3/100 (3%)

1/61 (1.7%)

Hartmanns

2/100 (2%)

1/61 (1.7%)

23/100 (23%)

2/61 (3.2%)

15/100 (15%)

2/61 (3.3%)

1% dex/Hartmanns

3/100 (3%)

0

0

0

1/100 (1%)

0

5% dex/0.9% saline

2/100 (2%)

0

0

1/61 (1.7%)

1/100 (1%)

0

10% dex/Hartmanns

0

0

0

0

1/100 (1%)

0

Total answering

88/100 (88%)

59/61 (96.7%)

100/100 (100%)

61/61 (100%)

86/100 (86%)

61/61 (100%)

Left unanswered

12/100 (12%)

2/61 (3.3%)

0

0

14/100 (14%)

0


Davies et al. BMC Surgery 2008 8:10   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-8-10

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