TBSA


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TBSA

abbreviation for total body surface area. See surface area.
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8 yrs (range: 7 months--11 years) were included; 29 had burns <20% TBSA (range 2--19%) (group 1), and 11 had burns [greater than or equal to] 20% TBSA (range 20--50%)(group 2).
Under- or excess feeding of patients with burns <20% TBSA (group 1) Average % Number (kcal) Sex Age TBSA of days under/over- Min.
In the step-wise forward logistic regression undertaken to control the effect of confounding variables, the variables found to be significantly associated with NI were TBSA (odds ratio (OR: 3.
These patients, with a average TBSA of 60 per cent on admission, and seven of those had a past medical history of smoking-related lung disease, died.
Noronha and Faust (10) found a relationship between TBSA burned and post-burn psychological adjustment.
The most important social factors are support, pain management, TBSA burned, location of the injury and pre-morbid social functioning.
Example: In the case of a patient weighing 70 kg with a 50% TBSA burn: (4 x 70 x 50) = 14 000 ml needed in the first 24 hours.
Insert a Foley catheter in patients with burns >15% TBSA.
Insert a nasogastric tube in any patient with burns > 30% TBSA, or any patient who is unresponsive, shocked or with burns > 20% if preparing for air or long-distance transportation.