Consumer Behavior and Awareness about Glucose Saline Infusion: a cross-sectional Survey
The intravenous (IV) fluid infusion plays a very vital part in managing emergency patients and the indication of IV fluid that has been clearly mentioned in literatures. In Bangladesh, the scenario is somehow different and alarming, particularly in the rural areas and as well as slum areas. It was aimed to explore the perception regarding the use of IV infusion in a suburban area of Bangladesh. Data were collected from a total of two hundred samples with structured questionnaire by face to face interview with in a week of March 2016. 38% respondents took infusion for weakness only and 68.42% were taken it from non medical professionals. 94% had no scientific information regarding IV infusion. Safe and effective prescribing of intravenous fluids requires scientific understanding and the lack of awareness among general population about using of IV glucose saline is a major concern that needs to be addressed properly.
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