capillary refill

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capillary refill

capillary refill

; capillary bed return measure of capillary bed perfusion; digital pressure is applied to the nail plate or distal pulp of a toe and the time in seconds is noted for the return of normal colour/normal perfusion; colour return should be almost immediate; >5 seconds to regain normal perfusion colour is indicative of tissue ischaemia