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Table 6 Standards for medications and intravenous fluids

From: World Health Organization-World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WHO-WFSA) International Standards for a Safe Practice of AnesthesiaNormes internationales pour une pratique sécuritaire de l’anesthésie de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé et de la Fédération mondiale des sociétés d’anesthésiologie (OMS-FMSA)

  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED RECOMMENDED SUGGESTED
Intraoperative medications Ketamine
Diazepam or midazolam
Morphine
Local anesthetic (e.g., lidocaine or bupivacaine)
Dextrose (for neonates)
Thiopental or propofol
Appropriate inhalational anesthetic (e.g., halothane, isoflurane)
Succinylcholine
Appropriate non-depolarizing muscle relaxant (e.g., pancuronium or atracurium)
Neostigmine
Propofol
Alternative inhalational anesthetics (e.g., sevoflurane)
Alternative non-depolarizing muscle relaxants (e.g., rocuronium or cisatracurium)
IV fluids Saline for injection
Normal saline or Ringer’s lactate
Mannitol, Plasmalyte  
Resuscitative medications Oxygen
Epinephrine (adrenaline)
Atropine
Dextrose
Amiodarone
Ephedrine, metaraminol, norepinephrine, or phenylephrine
Hydrocortisone
Postoperative medications Morphine
Acetaminophen (paracetamol)
Appropriate non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (e.g., ibuprofen)
  Tramadol
Gabapentin
Oxycodone
Other medications Magnesium Salbutamol
Calcium gluconate (or chloride)
Hydralazine
Furosemide
Glyceryl trinitrate/nitroglycerine
Heparin
  1. IV = intravenous