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Impact of patient and environmental factors on capillary refill time in adults

Anderson, Bronwen and Kelly, Anne-Maree and Kerr, Debra and Clooney, Megan and Jolley, Damien (2008) Impact of patient and environmental factors on capillary refill time in adults. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 26 (1). pp. 62-65. ISSN 0735-6757

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Abstract

Capillary refill time (CRT) has been taught as a rapid indicator of circulatory status. The aim of this study was to define normal CRT in the Australian context and the environmental, patient, and drug factors that influence it. This was the first study to investigate the relationship between CRT and ethnicity and use of cardiac medications. Although there may be a theoretical basis for CRT differences due to these factors, we found no independent relationship between them and CRT. Age, sex, ambient temperature, and participant temperature accounted for only 8% of the variability in CRT values obtained in this study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID14768. capillary refill time, circulatory status, environmental and patient factors, cardiac medications, drug factors
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology
FOR Classification > 1103 Clinical Sciences
FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Nursing and Midwifery
SEO Classification > 9202 Health and Support Services
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2011 01:18
Last Modified: 10 May 2013 00:27
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3475
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2007.06.026
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