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Table 3 Quantity of sodium, potassium and chloride given in intravenous fluids on postoperative day 1

From: Perioperative intravenous fluid prescribing: a multi-centre audit

  Quantity administered in mmol.kg−1
None (%) 0.1–0.7 (%) 0.8–1.2 (%) ≥1.3 (%)
Sodium 7 24 14 55
Chloride 7 28 17 48
Potassium 30 68 2 0
  1. For all patients receiving intravenous fluid on postoperative day 1 (n = 248), the percentage of those in each electrolyte dose range is listed. The dose range of 0.8–1.2 mmol.kg−1 is expressed in italics because this represents maintenance requirements