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Pediatric Emergency Playbook

You make tough calls when caring for acutely ill and injured children. Join us for strategy and support, through clinical cases, research and reviews, and best-practice guidance in our ever-changing acute-care landscape. This is your Pediatric Emergency Playbook.
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Now displaying: February, 2020
Feb 1, 2020
 
 

Lund and Browder Chart to Estimate Burn Size in Children

 
 
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Parkland Formula for Burns

Amount needed in addition to maintenance fluids:

4 mL/kg x BSA% = X 

Add 1/2 of X to maintenance over the 1st 8 hours

Add the other 1/2 of X to maintenance over the next 16 hours

 

 
 

Escharotomy Guide and the "Roman Breastplate"

 
 
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Selected References

Mahar PD et al. Clinical differences between major burns patients deemed survivable and non-survivable on admisssion. Injury. 2015; 46:870-873.

Mathis E et al. Pediatric Thermal Burns and Treatment: A Review of Progress and Future Prospects. Medicines. 2017; 4:91.

Osuka A et al. Glycocalyx shedding is anhanced by age and correlates with increased fluid requirement in patients with major burns. Shock. 2017; 50(1):60-65.

Sebastian R et al. Percutaneous pigtail catheter in the treatment of pneumothorax in major burns: The best alternative? Burns. 2015; e24-227

Sherren PB et al. Lethal triad in severe burns. Burns. 2014; 1492-1496.

Strobel AM et al. Emergency Care of Pediatric Burns. Emerg Med Clin N AM. 2018; 441-458.

 
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