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Table 1 Characteristics of the respondents

From: Prehospital fluid therapy in patients with suspected infection: a survey of ambulance personnel’s practice

  Ambulance cliniciansa PCCA
(n = 468) (n = 106)
Education, n (%)
 EMT-students 36 (8%)
 Ambulance assistants 61 (13%)  
 EMT 279 (59%)  
 Paramedics 92 (20%)  
Age, n (%)
 20–30 years 91 (19%) 0 (0%)
 31–40 years 133 (28%) 15 (15%)
 41–50 years 119 (25%) 61 (58%)
 51–60 years 79 (17%) 15 (14%)
 61–70 years 46 (10%) 14 (13%)
 > 70 years 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Gender, n (%)
 Male 426 (91%) 70 (66%)
 Female 41 (9%) 35 (33%)
 Other 1 (0%) 1 (1%)
Prehospital work experience, n (%)
 0–11 months 27 (6%) 7 (7%)
 1–2 years 27 (6%) 8 (8%)
 3–4 years 38 (8%) 14 (13%)
 5–7 years 45 (10%) 29 (27%)
 8–12 years 71 (15%) 23 (22%)
 12–20 years 102 (22%) 13 (12%)
 + 20 years 158 (34%) 12 (11%)
  1. EMT emergency medical technician, PCCA prehospital critical care anaesthesiologist
  2. aAmbulance assistants, EMT-students, EMTs, Paramedics