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Table 1 The availability of the required equipment and supplies in the different health facilities on the day of the visit

From: Identifying barriers to the availability and use of Magnesium Sulphate Injection in resource poor countries: A case study in Zambia

Equipment and Supplies which are required for the use of MgSO4 Health Facility
  UTH Health Centre 1 Health Centre 2
Local treatment protocols exist for eclampsia and recommend magnesium sulphate as the first line treatment Yes Yes Yes
Local treatment protocols exist for pre-eclampsia and recommend magnesium sulphate as the first line treatment Yes Yes Yes
Sphygmomanometer or BP machine Yes Yes Yes
Stethoscope Yes Yes Yes
Dipsticks to detect protein in the urine No Yes Yes
Sufficient quantity of MgSO4 to provide 24 h treatment for 1 patient Yes No No
Calcium gluconate (1 g, 10 ml of 10% solution) Yes No No
2% Lignocaine (1 ml ampoules) Yes Yes Yes
Cannulae Yes Yes Yes
Sterile syringes (10 ml or 20 ml) Yes Yes Yes
Sterile needles Yes Yes Yes
Sterile water or normal saline for dilution of MgSO4 Yes Yes Yes
Normal saline or Ringer's lactate Yes Yes Yes
Drip stand Yes Yes Yes
IV giving sets Yes Yes Yes
Patella hammer Yes No No
Urinary catheters Yes Yes Yes
Urine collection bags No Yes Yes
Sharps boxes for safe waste disposal Yes Yes Yes
Gloves Yes Yes Yes