Accession Number:

ADA615016

Title:

Lack of Precision of Burn Surface Area Calculation by UK Armed Forces Medical Personnel

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Report Date:

2014-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Accurate determination of the severity of burn is essential for the care of thermally injured patients. We aimed to examine the accuracy and precision of TBSA calculation performed by specialist military burn care providers and non specialist but experienced military clinicians. Using a single case example with photographic montages and a modified Lund and Browder chart, the two cohorts of clinicians were each given 10 min to map and calculate the case example TBSA involvement. The accuracy and precision of results from the two cohorts were compared to a set standard TBSA.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE