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Table 2 Survey responses: confidence in fluid administration and guidelines

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

  Ambulance cliniciansa PCCA
(n = 468) (n = 106)
“ I am confident and have the skills to handle fluid treatment of patients with sepsis”, n (%)
 Strongly agree 56 (12%) 71 (67%)
 Agree 285 (61%) 35 (33%)
 Neither or 100 (21%)
 Disagree 26 (6%)
 Strongly disagree 1 (0%)
“ I am confident and have the skills to handle fluid treatment of patients with sepsis shock”, n (%)
 Strongly agree 74 (16%) 72 (68%)
 Agree 247 (53%) 34 (32%)
 Neither or 108 (23%)
 Disagree 38 (8%)
 Strongly disagree 1 (0%)
The present [local] guideline about fluid administration helps me in my daily work, n (%)
Strongly agree 13 (3%) 13 (12%)
 Agree 210 (45%) 41 (39%)
 Neither or 185 (40%) 3 (3%)
 Disagree 45 (10%)
 Strongly disagree 9 (2%) 49 (46%)
 Don’t know 6 (1%)
A more detailed guideline about fluid treatment would help me in my daily work, n (%)
 Strongly agree 119 (26%) 1 (1%)
 Agree 260 (56%) 20 (19%)
 Neither or 65 (14%) 36 (34%)
 Disagree 18 (4%) 21(20%)
 Strongly disagree 2 (0% 3 (3%)
 Don’t know 4 (1%) 25 (24%)
  1. EMT emergency medical technician, PCCA prehospital critical care anaesthesiologist
  2. aAmbulance assistants, EMT-students, EMTs, Paramedics