This is your guide to emergency burn treatment.
We cover emergency treatment of major burns, electrical burns, chemical burns, pediatric burns, and minor burns.
Quick Parkland Formula Calculator
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In case you are looking to calculate the Parkland Formula, here is the way it is calculated in the above Parkland Formula Calculator:
- Total fluid = 4mL x wt (kg) x TBSA (%)
- Give half in the first 8 hours from the time of the burn and half over the next 16 hours. The above calculator factors in the hours elapsed since the burn.
- Subtract the volume of IV fluid given in the prehospital setting from the half to be given in the first 8 hours from the time of the burn. Note, this may mean the fluids need to be given over 7 hours, if one hour has elapsed since the burn.
- Use Lactated Ringer’s (LR), Plasmalyte or Hartmann’s solution
- For kids <30kg, add D5 1/2 NS maintenance fluid to the above.
Here is the video about small burns for the Emergency Medicine lecture!
This is a quick video on special burns: chemical, electrical, pediatric, and circumferential.