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Mersey Burns App

IET and RAEng factfile: Mersey Burns App

Major burns are devastating injuries, a significant cause of mortality and associated with lifelong morbidity. The appropriate assessment of burn size in a burn-injured patient is essential and directly affects the outcome in terms of both mortality and morbidity but is a difficult task for inexperienced clinicians. The commonly used Lund and Browder Chart (LB) offers an accurate tool but requires a series of 19 calculations to be carried out before fluid resuscitation can commence.