Something to ponder.
- 0Dec 3, '06 by dawnglovesAfter a recent conversation with hubby about DNR status, it occured to me to add to it, "DNR if burns >70% of body". What do you think? What would your cut off be?
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- 0Dec 4, '06 by gwenithThe rule of thumb USED to be age + percentage = mortality. We do much much better than that now with survival rates but the question is not what degree of burns but what deficits would you be willing to live with? We still cannot save those with large area full thickness burns - mortality also depends on inhalation. Burns occuring inside of an enclosed space almost always are complicated by lung injury +/_ inhalation of toxins.