Parkland Formula for Burns

The Parkland formula for burns is a tool used to calculate how much fluid should be used to resuscitate after a burn. This calculation depends on the patient's weight, as well as the percentage of the body burned. There is also a "rule of 9s" that is used to determine the percentage of fluid for each portion of the body that was burned.

Fast Facts:

  • The rule of 9s for adults is: 9% fluid for each arm, 18% for each leg, 9% for head,18% for front torso, 18% for back torso.
  • The rule of 9s for children is: 9% fluid for each arm, 14% for each leg, 18% for head, 18% for front torso, 18% for back torso.
  • The Parkland method says that there should be 1% fluid if the patient's palm is burned.

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