How to calculate body burn percentage? How to calculate body burn percentage? | allnurses

How to calculate body burn percentage?

  1. 0 I'm learning about burns in my class,anyone has idea?
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  3. Visit  NurseKatie08 profile page
    If you're learning about burns, you should have been taught the Rule of 9's....look that up, that should help.
  4. Visit  Andrew, RN profile page
    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. Visit  joshuaha profile page
    Google the Parkland-Baxter formula,
  6. Visit  XB9S profile page
    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

    Parkland vs Brooke formula

  7. Visit  Flare profile page
    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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