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What are the pulse points?
The pulse can be felt in several locations on the body.
- The radial pulse point is on the thumb side of the inner surface of the wrist.
- The brachial artery pulse point is on the inner medial surface of the elbow, at the antecubital space (crease of elbow).
- The carotid pulse felt in the carotid artery of the neck when pressure is applied.
- The femoral point, located midway in the groin.
- The Dorsalis Pedis on the instep of the foot and the Popliteal at the back of the knee.
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20 pulse points total not counting the feeling the heart beat through the chest External Maxillary(2) Superficial Temporal (2) Brachial (4) Ulnar (2) Radial (2) … Femoral (2) Popliteal (2) Posterior Tibial(2) Dorsalis Pedis (2)
It is usually easiest to find the brachial pulse under the bicep, in the arm. The carotid pulse can be a little tricky, but if you can see it, you can get the rate visua…lly.
Pulse points are places on your body where your arteries are so close to the surface that you can feel your pulse. The easiest to find pulse points are the brachial (inside of… the elbow), radial (wrist), and carotid (neck).
The strongest pulse point is the neck. This is where the carotid artery is. That is why the pulse is so strong, the artery is huge and has a large amount of blood.
Close to your arm pit. Pretty much between your armpit and bicep
its the dorsalis pedis artery
Several arteries are used as pulse points including: The radial artery (Lat.: A. Radialis) on the underside of a persons wrist is often used, because of its easy accessibili…ty. The femoral artery (Lat.: A. Femoralis) is also, although rarely, used. The jugular artery (Lat.: A. Carotis communis) is often used. Two other rather important pulse points are located in the feet: The dorsal artery (Lat.: A. dorsalis pedis aka. A. Tibialis Ant.) and the posterior tibial artery (A. Tibialis post.). The radial artery is without question the most often used pulse point. Regarding the systolic blood-pressure in critically ill patients the following rule of thumb is observed: No pulsation in the radial artery, but pulsation in both femoral and jugular => Systolic pressure of ~80 mmHg. No pulsation in either the radial nor femoral, but pulsation in jugular => Systolic pressure of ~70 mmHg. No pulsation in either of the three points => Systolic pressure of ~60 mmHg. This is rarely observed. The two points located on the foot of a patient are often used to assess vascular conditions in this area. This is often relevant after trauma of the leg and/or foot. It should be noted, that in healthy individuals, the dorsalis pedis, posterior tibial and femoral pulses are impalpable in ~8 %, ~3% and 0 % of the time respectively. When assessing the pulse, you check for: - quality - rate - rhythm - amplitude Note should also be given to the fact, that the brachial artery (Lat.: A. brachialis) is quite often used as the artery for blood-pressure measurement.
Common known pulse point is at wrist. But the body has a total of 20 pulse points.
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It is the radial pulse located just up from the thumb on the inner aspect of the wrist.
That's the carotid pulse.
Dosalis Pedis, Posterior Tibial, Popliteal, Femoral, Carotid, brachial and radial arteries.
The 10 pulse points or pressure points:: 1. The external maxillary 2. The superficial temporal 3. The carotid 4. The brachial 5. The ulnar 6. The radial 7. The f…emoral 8. The popliteal 9. The posterior tibial 10. The dorsalis pedis See link below: