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- Nov 13, '04 by Tony35NYCHi,
We're not allowed to use the words "normal" or "abnormal" in our assessments because, we're told, they don't mean anything. You have to say "elastic" or "non-elastic" and if there's tenting you note that, too.
- Nov 13, '04 by belladeliciousI always say brisk.
- Nov 13, '04 by Truly_Blessedours is also tenting/not tenting
- Nov 13, '04 by ZootRNOurs is brisk or elastic.
- Nov 14, '04 by mavnurseWe write "instant recoil at clavicle" (or wherever) or "skin recoil <2 secs at clavicle). HTH!
- Nov 14, '04 by NewEnglandRNWhere are you taught to assess skin turgor? Back of hand, arm, clavicle, etc.? It's so great this post came out when it did as I was wondering the same thing.
- Nov 14, '04 by snwflknurseWe were taught to assess turgor at the back of the hand. Glad I'm not the only one not knowing this! Take care.
Quote from MichelleinMAWhere are you taught to assess skin turgor? Back of hand, arm, clavicle, etc.? It's so great this post came out when it did as I was wondering the same thing.
- Nov 14, '04 by RainDreamerWhen I assess for skin turgor I do back of the hand, sternum, or forehead..... at least one of these, and sometimes all of them.
- Nov 15, '04 by caligirlI say "tenting/no tenting" but at our hospital for charting there is moist and doughy
- Nov 15, '04 by MickyB-RNQuote from snwflknurseI usually describe it as, skin turgor sluggish or brisk.Maybe I should know this, but how do you describe skin turgor in terms of measurement? Is it just normal or abnormal? Moderate? What are the standards for measurement. My clinical patient this week, when I pinched her skin, it took like 1/2 a second to fall back down.