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Nursing. 2019 Sep;49(9):51-54. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000558092.00476.db.

Take a deeper look into body surface area.

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Linda S. Smith is vice president for research at Data Design, Inc., in Horseshoe Bend, Ark., adjunct faculty at Ozarka College in Melbourne, Ark., and a member of the Nursing2019 editorial board.


This article reviews the method of measure known as body surface area (BSA) and discusses when and why BSA calculations are used. Techniques for BSA calculation are also described.

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