Burn Calculations

ADULT

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PEDIATRIC

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PARKLAND FORMULA (Fluids)

V = TBSA(%) x Wt (kg) x 4 mL

  • V = volume
  • TBSA = total surface body area burned
  • This volume is the total volume to be given over the first 24 hours of treatment (1/2 during first 8 hours, 1/2 during next 16 hours).
  • Document time of burn, time of IV fluid start, and volume given before arrival to ED

ARTICLE: Parkland Formula for the EMS Provider

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