TBSA

Total Body Surface Area is critical in determining proper management of a burn patient.  It may be calculated three ways.

  • Patient’s palm (plus fingers) = 1% TBSA
  • Rule of 9s
  • Lund-Browder Chart for pediatric patients

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Now that you know the depth of the burn and TBSA involved you may need to start IV fluids.

Click here to learn more about the Parkland Formula for fluid resuscitation.