FY1 doctors still poor in prescribing intravenous fluidsBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d2741 (Published 17 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2741
- Arfon G M T Powell, clinical research fellow1,
- Simon Paterson-Brown, consultant surgeon and honorary senior lecturer2
- 1Academic Unit of Surgery, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 0SF, UK
- 2Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
The British consensus guidelines on intravenous fluid therapy for adult surgical patients (GIFTASUP) were developed in 2008.1 2 They provide recommendations on patient assessment and intravenous fluid prescribing in surgical patients.
We undertook a questionnaire study assessing knowledge and confidence along with the use of these guidelines in 33 foundation year 1 (FY1) doctors in their first …