How to calculate body burn percentage?

  1. I'm learning about burns in my class,anyone has idea?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   NurseKatie08
    If you're learning about burns, you should have been taught the Rule of 9's....look that up, that should help.
  4. by   Andrew, RN
    Google "Rule of Nines"

    That's the general guideline to base your lacted ringers fluid resus for the patient. There is one for adults and peds.
  5. by   joshuaha
    Google the Parkland-Baxter formula,
  6. by   XB9S
    lovehospital take a look in the burns nursing section of this site.

    The rule of 9's is a rapid assessment tool, I used to use the Lund and Browder chart. It is supposed to be more accurate for estimating burns surface area when I worked in burns

    Here are some links that may help as well

    http://www.bestbets.org/bets/bet.php?id=957

    http://www.nda.ox.ac.uk/wfsa/html/u10/u1010_01.htm

    http://www.tg.org.au/etg_demo/etg-lund-and-browder.pdf


    Parkland vs Brooke formula

  7. by   Flare
    There is also the palmar method where you take the size of the PATIENT"S hand and use that to estimate. The palm accounts for 1% os in a burn on a leg is the size of 10 of the patient's palms, you can estimate a burn to 10% of the body.

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