Parkland Formula- Please help

  1. I almost get this but am having an issue with the timing- which is probably the easiest part I know that you calculate from the time the pt. was burned, so, if my pt. was burned at 1 am and admit was at 8 am, does that mean that the fluid has to be administered in 1 hour? (45% TBSA, 80 kg). I just don't see how you would put 7200 mL in 1 hour in a person. Please let me know. Thanks
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   XB9S
    There's been quite a few threads on the Parkland Formula here. It's been quite a while since i have done any burns nursing so I don't want to answer your question directly in case I give you wrong information

    This thread may be of some help though
  4. by   Kellacan
    Yeah, I saw that thread, but it didn't help me. I appreciate it though. Thanks. I actually figured it out though. You have to subtract however many hours you missed from the 8 hours to figure out how much time you have to give the 1st 1/2 of the fluid. Hope that helps someone
  5. by   babybluefeather
    Yeah you have to give that much fluid that fast and it can be done, it sounds crazy but it happens all the time, hopefully a 45% burn would get admitted a lot faster than 7 hours but sometimes I have known cases where a 40-45% burn waited to go to the hospital a few hours because they were "with it" and didn't understand the severity of the situation, getting the fluid in is the difference between life and death.