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Parkland Burn Formula for the iPhone

Parkland Burn Formula for iPhone
For burn victims, fluid resucitation is critical within the first 24 hours. The amount of fluid resucitation can be determined from the percentage of body surface area (%BSA) involved. "Rule of 9's" can estimate the %BSA.

The Parkland Formula is as follows.
Fluid for first 24 hours (ml) = 4 * Patient's weight in kg * %BSA
Afterwards, the first half of this amount is delivered in the first 8 hours, and the remaining half is delivered in the remaining 16 hours.

The "Rule of 9's" is as follows.
Head and each arm = 9%
Back and chest each = 18%
Each leg = 18%
Perineum = 1%

Medicine Web Calculators for the iPhone

Medicine Calculators
Insulin NPH Calculator
Calculates morning and night time insulin dose based on weight in pounds. The conversion factor requires clinical judgement depending on the type of diabetes, body weight, and insulin resistance. The conversion factor can range from 0.3 to 0.8. Also calculates daily insulin glargine, ie Lantus, dose based on total NPH dose. Conversion factor requires clinical judgement.

Seek the advice of a licensed physician. Patients should not adjust their own insulin regimen. Hypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar, can be fatal.

BMI Calculator for iPhone
Fill in your height and weight, either in inches and pounds or meters and kilograms, and this BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator will show your BMI. It will also show an ideal body weight range for the height.
A normal BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9. A BMI less than 18.5 indicates a low weight for a specific height, while a BMI greater than 24.9 indicates a high weight for a specific height. The safest and healthiest way to lose weight is to slightly decrease calorie consumption and to excercise. A 3500 calorie deficit per week should decrease weight by 1 pound per week. Eating more lean meats and fish as well as eating more vegetables can help with weight loss. Consult a physician before starting a diet and excercise program

Simple design for small screens: iPhone, gPhone, Bold.
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