Remember that this fluid management formula is only a guideline. Furthermore, this fluid regimen does not include normal maintenance fluids. Fluid management must be individualized. Additional parameters for fluid management include urine output & systemic blood pressure.
The 24 hour formula is:
fluids for 24 hours = 4 × kg × % burn (2nd & 3rd added together) with 1st 50% of that total in the first 8 hours and the 2nd 50% over the following 16 hours.
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