A nurse is caring for a patient with burns covering 45% of their total body surface area (TBSA). The nurse initiates fluid resuscitation and will continue resuscitation for:


• Aggressive fluid resuscitation should continue  for 24 hours to reduce the effects of fluid shifts and maintain vital organ perfusion

• Several formulas can be used to calculate fluid requirements

• Lactated Ringer's solution is the most commonly used fluid, as it is close in composition to normal body fluid

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