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Steven A Kahn, Mark Schoemann, Christopher W Lentz
The Parkland formula is the standard for calculating the initial intravenous fluid rate for resuscutation after thermal injury. However, it is cumbersome when used by those with modest burn training. We propose an easier method to calculate fluid requirements that can be initiated by first-line providers. Burn size is estimated by using the Burn Size Score (BSS), which is then crossreferenced with the patient's weight on a preprinted Burn Resuscitation Index (BRI), based on the Parkland formula, to determine initial hourly fluid rate...
July 2010: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
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