A personal digital assistant for determination of fluid needs for burn patients

Allan C. Roth, Mauricio A. Leon, Stephen M. Milner, Robert L. Herting, Allen W. Hahn

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Abstract

In most instances, the treatment of major burn victims begins in the emergency room of the hospital closest to the accident site. It can be assumed that the emergency room personnel in most hospitals rarely see patients with major burns. Thus, their experience with burn fluid resuscitation is often limited. Yet it is critical that primary early treatment of burn injury with fluid resuscitation begin before the patient is admitted locally or transferred to a burn unit. To assist these individuals a fluid resuscitation calculation application has been developed to run on a hand-held personal digital assistant (Palm Pilot®). This hand-held application is meant to assist in emergency situations where time is short, thoughtful computation is not possible, and a quick determination of fluid replacement therapy is important for the survival of the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-190
Number of pages5
JournalBiomedical Sciences Instrumentation
Volume34
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1998 35th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium & 35th International ISA Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation Symposium - Copper Mountain, CO, USA
Duration: Apr 17 1998Apr 19 1998

Keywords

  • Application development
  • Body surface area
  • Fluid resuscitation
  • Hand-held computer
  • Palm top computer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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