The Center for Disaster Medicine and Traumatology

National Research Center for Traumatology assigned by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare

Capillary refill time

Standardized measurement of capillary refill time.

The project aims to develop a standardized method for measuring capillary refill time in order to assess circulatory distress of patients in a prehospital setting.

Device development and tests to define optimum procedure of measurement are being conducted. A new way to visualize blood flow in the skin will be developed and used to evaluate the new method of measurement. The project is a collaboration between KMC, the Department of Dermatology and the Emergency Department at the University Hospital in Linköping together with Wheelsbridge AB.

Contact: Johan Junker