##### Definition:

The parkland formula is used to find the amount of resuscitation fluid needed for the first 24 hours in a victim who is injured of burns.This tutorial explains you how to calculate the amount of fluid required for a patient with burns.

#### Formula:

Amount of fluid required in 24 hours (L) = (4 x Patient's weight (kg) x Percent body surface area (BSA) involved in burns) / 1000
##### Example :

A 50kg man has approximately 40% of his total body surface area involved in the burn. Calculate the amount of fluid required in 24 hours for him.

##### To Find,

Amount of resuscitation fluid needed

##### Solution:

Substitute the values in the given formula,

Amount of fluid required in 24 hours (L) | = (4 x Patient's weight (kg) x Percent body surface area (BSA) involved in burns) / 1000 |

| = 4 x 50 x 40 / 1000 |

| = 8000 / 1000 |

| = 8 litres |