How to Assess Circulation & Skin Integrity


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What is the term for the health status of the skin?

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1. Which of the following is a part of the skin integrity assessment?

2. What is the expected amount of time for blood to flow into the finger or toe again during capillary refill?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet can be used to check your understanding of assessing circulation and skin integrity. The parts of a skin integrity assessments and why nurses check for moisture on the skin in incontinence patients are topics you need to know when you take the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following topics:

  • The purpose of checking the pulse in the different pulse points
  • Things that are and are not part of the skin integrity assessment
  • How long it should take for blood to flow back into the finger or toe during capillary refill
  • Term for the health status of the skin

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about why nurses check for moisture on the skin in incontinence patients
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on assessing circulation and skin integrity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why the pulse is checked in different pulse points and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Review more about these medical concepts by using the lesson called How to Assess Circulation & Skin Integrity. Use this lesson any time to review more about:

  • Roles of the circulatory system
  • What edema is
  • The most commonly used pulse points
  • Characteristics of emaciated skin