There continues to be a nationwide shortage of IV fluids, in large part from hurricane damage to the industrial base. At this time, there is no consensus if and when the critical shortage will be significantly improved. As an interim measure, below are three separate appendices offering real-world “recipes.”
4 Guidelines for Care in Austere Conditions
Letter to the JBCR Editor: These 4 articles specifically address how to carry on effective burn care in a post-apocalyptic environment.
- Guidelines for Burn Care Under Austere Conditions: Introduction to Burn Disaster, Airway and Ventilator Management, and Fluid Resuscitation
- Guideline for Burn Care Under Austere Conditions: Special Care Topics
- Guidelines for Burn Care Under Austere Conditions: Special Etiologies: Blast, Radiation, and Chemical Injuries
- Guidelines for Burn Care Under Austere Conditions: Surgical and Nonsurgical Wound Management