Rule shown in the photograph below is ?
A. Wallace rule of nine.
B. Walter rule of nine.
C. Henry rule of nine.
D. Stern rule of traumatic injury.
Ans:A. Wallace rule of nine.
- The Wallace rule of nines is a tool used in pre-hospital and emergency medicine to estimate the total body surface area (BSA) affected by a burn.
- In addition to determining burn severity, the measurement of burn surface area is important for estimating patients’ fluid requirements.
- To the estimate body surface area of a burn, the rule of nines assigns BSA values to each major body part.
|Body Part||Estimated BSA|
|Entire left arm||9%|
|Entire right arm||9%|
|Entire left leg||18%|
|Entire right leg||18%|