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Table 3 Medical treatment in the two groups

From: Development and delivery of patient treatment in the Trondheim Hip Fracture Trial. A new geriatric in-hospital pathway for elderly patients with hip fracture

   DOS   DG 
Hydration   
 Intravenous fluid preoperatively  V   V 
 Monitoring fluid intake postoperatively    V 
Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis  V   V 
Thromboembolic prophylaxis  V   V 
Nutrition   
 Assessment of nutritional status*    V 
 Nutritional drinks    V 
Decubitus prophylaxis by pressure relieving mattresses  V   V 
Oxygenation   
 Transfusion if Hb < 10    V 
 Oxygen if saturation < 95%    V 
 Avoiding hypotension (including orthostatic hypotension)    V 
Analgesia   
 Femoral nerve block  V   V 
 Paracetamol 1 g every 6 h, opioids on demand  V   V 
 Pain assessment during rest and activity by VRS    V 
Urine   
 Removal of catheter within 24 h postoperatively  V   V 
 Screening for infection pre- and postoperatively    V 
 Screening for urinary retention    V 
Constipation   
 Prophylaxis and monitoring (in cognitively impaired patients)    V 
Delirium   
 Regular assessment    V 
 Focus on prevention    V 
Osteoporosis assessment    V 
Falls assessment    V 
  1. DOS – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. DG- Department of Geriatrics
  2. VRS- Verbal Rating Scale.
  3. *Nutritional status – history of recent weight loss, low body mass index, low caloric intake.