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Rule of 10 for Initial Fluid Resuscitation in Severely Burned Adult Combat Casualty

Purpose:

To determine the initial resuscitation fluid requirements for an adult with significant burns using the rule of 10 of Chung et al.

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

selection, dosage calculations

ICD-10:

T20-T25, T26-T28, T29-T32

Description:

Chung et al developed a simple rule for determining the fluid resuscitation requirements for a severely burned adult. The authors are from the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in Houston.

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