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Table 2 Resuscitation interventions

From: A survey of Canadian intensivists' resuscitation practices in early septic shock

Resuscitation interventions Percentage
Fluid intervention  
   Normal saline 84.5
   Ringer's lactate 52.2
   Pentastarch 51.3
   5% albumin 3.9
   25% albumin 1.3
Fluid intervention combinations  
   Normal saline + ringers lactate + pentastarch 21.9
   Normal saline + ringers lactate only 5.7
   Normal saline only 5.2
   Ringers lactate only 0.5
   Pentastarch only 0
Red blood cell transfusion trigger (g/l)  
   60 2.2
   70 42.2
   80 32.4
   90 15.1
   100 7.6
   110 0.4
   120 0
Inotropes  
   Never 7.2
   Rarely 13.6
   Sometimes 26.7
   Often 42.1
   Always 10.4
  1. There were 232 respondents in total. The percentages reflect an 'often' or 'always' response to questions regarding the resuscitation interventions.