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Table 1 Importance of tasks for pre-registration house officers.

From: Foundation doctors in Anaesthesia: should they be taught to administer an anaesthetic?

Task Number (proportion) (n = 43)
Bag & Mask ventilation 43 (100)
Fluid Management 43 (100)
Intravenous Cannulation 43 (100)
Perioperative analgesia 43 (100)
Recognise Critical illness 43 (100)
Preparation and administration of intravenous drugs 42 (98)
Acute Pharmacology & Physiology 38 (88)
Patient monitoring & documentation 38 (88)
Preoperative assessment 34 (79)
Laryngeal Mask Airway insertion 29 (67)
Use of local anaesthetic 28 (65)
ALS Course completion 26 (60)
Endotracheal intubation 25 (58)
Maintaining a log book of experience 23 (53)
Central venous line insertion 22 (51)
Arterial line insertion 18 (42)
Anaesthetic machine check 7 (16)
  1. Tasks considered by respondents to be either essential or very valuable learning objectives for pre-registration house officers to achieve. Values are number of respondents (% of the 43 respondents).