describing skin turgor - page 2

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... Read More

  1. Visit  ZootRN profile page
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    Ours is brisk or elastic.
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  3. Visit  mavnurse profile page
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    We write "instant recoil at clavicle" (or wherever) or "skin recoil <2 secs at clavicle). HTH!
  4. Visit  NewEnglandRN profile page
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    Where 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.

    Thanks,
  5. Visit  snwflknurse profile page
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    We 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 MichelleinMA
    Where 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.

    Thanks,
  6. Visit  RainDreamer profile page
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    When I assess for skin turgor I do back of the hand, sternum, or forehead..... at least one of these, and sometimes all of them.
  7. Visit  caligirl profile page
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    I say "tenting/no tenting" but at our hospital for charting there is moist and doughy
  8. Visit  MickyB-RN profile page
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    Quote from snwflknurse
    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.
    Thanks.
    I usually describe it as, skin turgor sluggish or brisk.


    Kelly
  9. Visit  segamon profile page
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    Quote from caligirl
    ...but at our hospital for charting there is moist and doughy
    lol, doughy skin turgor! =D

    segamon
  10. Visit  queenjean profile page
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    Our assessment form has elastic/nonelastic/tenting in that category.


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