Assessing Skin Turgor

by Cathy Parkes August 04, 2022

Assessing skin turgor should be done by gently pinching/lifting the skin on the sternum. If the skin "tents," (i.e., stays lifted for a prolonged period and doesn't quickly return to its original place) it could indicate dehydration.

Assessing skin turgor should be done by gently pinching/lifting the skin on the sternum.

If the skin "tents," (i.e., stays lifted for a prolonged period and doesn't quickly return to its original place) it could indicate dehydration.



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