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Prolonged Capillary Refill Time

 
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Overview

    • How to Perform

    • Apply pressure to the nail bed until it blanches, release and measure the time taken for colour to return.
  • If the time is more then 2 seconds, then this suggests hypoperfusion.
    • Causes of Prolonged Capillary Refill Time

    • Shock
    • Dehydration
    • Reduced peripheral perfusion
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