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Table 1 Adult formulas for burn fluid resuscitation

From: Pediatric burn resuscitation: past, present, and future

Formula Crystalloid Colloid Glucose Instructions for administration
Cope and Moore 75 ml/%TBSA burn oral electrolyte replacement solution 75 ml/%TBSA burn FFP 2000 ml fruit juice PO or 2000 ml 5% dextrose IV Half over the first 8 h, half over the second 16 h
Evans 1 ml/kg/%TBSA burn of NS 1 ml/kg/%TBSA burn FFP 2000 ml 5% dextrose Half over the first 8 h, half over the second 16 h
Brooke 1.5 ml/kg/%TBSA burn of LR 0.5 ml/kg/%TBSA burn FFP 2000 ml 5% dextrose Half over first 8 h, half over second 16 h
Gelin None <30% TBSA burn: 2 ml/kg/%TBSA burn of low molecular weight dextran
30–60%TBSA: 2.5 ml/kg/%TBSA burn of low molecular weight dextran
>60% 3 ml/kg/%TBSA burn of low molecular weight dextran
None Half over the first 8 h, half the over second 16 h
Parkland 4 ml/kg/%TBSA burn of LR None None Half over the first 8 h, half over the second 16 h
Revised Brooke 3 ml/kg/%TBSA burn of LR None None Half over the first 8 h, half over the second 16 h
  1. %TBSA percent total body surface area, NS normal saline, LR lactated Ringer’s, FFP fresh frozen plasma