Parkland formula

Q )  During fluid resuscitation in a burns patient using Parkland’s formula, volume of fluid given in first 8 hours is ?
A. 50%
B. 25 % 
C. 75 % 
D. 100 % 

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Ans a

The modified Parkland formula

TBSA% burn × weight (kg) × 4 = volume in mL
The first half is given in 8 hours and the second over 16 hours to complete the 24-hour resuscitation time frame.

Developed by Dr. Charles Baxter in the 1960s at the Parkland Memorial Hospital in Texas, this formula serves as a cornerstone in determining the initial fluid requirements to stabilize burn victims during the crucial early hours following injury.

Although the Parkland Formula offers a valuable framework for fluid resuscitation, it's important to note that individual patient variability, coexisting injuries, and evolving clinical conditions necessitate close monitoring and adjustment of the resuscitation plan. Over-resuscitation can lead to complications such as pulmonary edema, while under-resuscitation can result in inadequate tissue perfusion and organ failure.

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Burns management

Q) A 45 year old male sustains 30% burns on both legs and anterior abdominal wall.  There was  mild inhalation  injury associated with it. He initially responded well to treatment with IV fluids, Inj Tramadol and enteral feeding.

Three days after the treatment he is having slight tachypnea (30/min) pulse 110/min and BP 98/60. His temp is 97degree F and some areas of partial thickness have converted into full thickness. He is currently on Inj Magnamycin. His platelets are 70ooo, TLC is 17000 and sugar is 200 mg%. What is the next step in management?

a) Continue same management

b) Upgrade the antibiotic and send a fresh culture from skin

c) Treat it as carbon monoxide poisoning

d) Manage in lines of Acute Tubular Necrosis

Answer for premium members

Burns management involves critical care, intensive phase and rehabilitation. Loss of skin and eschar formation predispose individuals to gram positive, gram negative and fungal infections.


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