Rule of Nines question........
I am confused!!
I would appreciate any help as I cannot work it out!!
I am doing a burns case study, and we have to work out the surface area of the burns the patient suffered. I know that the 'Rule of Nines' would be used, or the Lund and Browder chart, but I am still confused!?!
What I don't understand is in the rule of nines, if a person is burnt on both arms, would they get a '9%', or an '18 %' score? Or if they were only burnt on 1 arm, would they get a 4.5% score. I am soooo confused, I have looked in my texts, on the 'net, but nothing specifically states this. Thank you!