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.
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.
Amount of resuscitation fluid needed
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|