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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
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After approximately 10 minutes, the patient's capillary refill returned.
Distal arterial pulses, capillary refill, color of limb and presence of active bleeding sites should be noted.
Upon admission, the patient was in good general condition with widespread jaundice tone, abdomen with no evidence of neither hepato nor splenomegaly or peritoneal irritation; normal upper and lower extremities with capillary refill of 2 s.
Data obtained included patient demographics, mechanism of injury, associated injuries, pulse and neurological assessment, capillary refill time and temperature of the affected limb, result of Doppler examination, indication for CTA, CTA result and whether any further intervention was performed.
The Nice guidance says GPs must measure and record temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate and capillary refill time "as part of the routine assessment of a child with fever".
Cardiovascular - blood pressure, heart rate, heart sounds, capillary refill, peripheral pulses
Oral as well as conjuctival mucous membranes were pale pink and capillary refill time was less than 2 seconds.
The authors also used a 10-point dehydration scoring system that included: decreased skin elasticity, capillary refill >2 seconds, general appearance, absence of tears, abnormal respirations, dry mucous membranes, sunken eyes, abnormal radial pulse, tachycardia >150 beats per minute, and decreased urine output.
6) Capillary refill time greater than 5 s is a predictor of greater multi-organ dysfunction (MOD) and hyperlactatemia.
Postoperatively the patency of repair was assessed by palpation of distal pulses, capillary refill and with intraoperative probe of hand held doppler.
Observations include pulses, capillary refill, skin color and temperature, sensation, and motor function (Blair & Clarke, 2013; Johnston-Walker & Hardcastle, 2011; Murphy & O'Connor, 2010; Turney et al.
6) Capillary refill should be assessed while being cognizant that a delay in capillary refill may indicate circulatory compromise.