Table 5

Clinical features of children attending with diarrhoea before and after guideline implementation (nā€Š=ā€Š300, 150 before and 150 after implementation)

Clinical featuresPre GIPost GIp value
U&E, urea and electrolytes.
Recording of history findings
Stool frequency146 (54%)117 (78%)<0.05
Vomit frequency76 (51%112 (75%)<0.05
Blood in stool69 (46%)102 (68%)<0.001
Contact with others24 (16%)79 (53%)<0.001
Foreign travel21 (14%)74 (49%)<0.001
Recording of examination findings
Skin turgor37 (25%)67 (45%)<0.001
Mucous membranes52 (35%)76 (51%)<0.05
Sunken eyes16 (11%)63 (42%)<0.001
State of arousal67 (45%)99 (66%)<0.001
Pulse101 (67%)109 (73%)0.3
Respiratory rate61 (41%)72 (48%)0.2
Blood pressure8 (5%)13 (9%)0.2
Investigations performed
U&E18 (12%)7 (5%)0.02
Full blood count17 (11%)6 (4%)0.02
Blood culture6 (4%)2 (1%)0.1
Urine for culture36 (24%)24 (16%)0.08
Stool culture48 (32%)37 (25%)0.1
Management
Canula13 (10%)2 (1%)0.002
Infusion11 (8%)2 (1%)0.008