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Assessment of burn surface area 

Assessment of burn surface area
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Assessment of burn surface area
Author(s):

Rowan Pritchard-Jones

and Kayvan Shokrollahi

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199699537.003.0009
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date: 29 September 2020

Assessment of total body surface area of a burn injured patient is a crucial step in managing burn injury. The chapter describes a number of techniques from using the size of the patient’s palm as an estimate of 1% to the gold standard Lund and Browder Chart. Key caveats are explained, copies of the charts included as well as the use of the CE certified app Mersey Burns.

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