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Parkland Formula for Burns

Calculates fluid requirements for burn patients in a 24-hour period.

Use in adult patients with burns. Children have larger TBSA relative to weight and may require larger fluid volumes.

Rule of 9's for Adults: 9% for each arm, 18% for each leg, 9% for head,18% for front torso, 18% for back torso.

Rule of 9's for Children: 9% for each arm, 14% for each leg, 18% for head, 18% for front torso, 18% for back torso.

Wallace Rule of Nine's Diagram »

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