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Burns Exam #3

Burn content for nursing class at Palomar College

rule of 9's head 9 % each arm 9% total frt 4.5% back 4.5% each leg 9% total frt 4.5% back 4.5% chest and abdomen 18% frt 9% back 9% perineum 1%
TBSA (total body surface area) used to calculate drug doses, fluid replacement needs and calorie needs
Severity of jurn injury is determined by: depth of burn (thin skin will burn deeper faster) type of burning agent (temp and duration) age of pt: more suscept elderly and very young.
Created by: shelbycanino