Monday, November 14, 2016

Q; What one precaution should be taken while testing for capillary refill time?


Ideally Capillary Refill Time should be performed by holding a hand higher than heart-level. 

It is usually done by pressing the soft pad of a fingernail until it turns white, then taking note of the time needed for the color to normalize with release of pressure. It takes about three seconds.

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