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What is the points of radial pulse?

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The point of the radial pulse is located on the patient's 'thumb' side of their wrist. You locate the patient's radial artery (pulse pont) in the patient's wrist using your middle two or three fingers. You count the number of pulses that occur in eiher 30 seconds or 1 minute.

NEVER use your thumb to take a pulse. You would then be feeling your OWN pulse.

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What are pulse points?

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).


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Where Is the Radial pulse at on the human body?

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Where is your radial pulse located?

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What is radial pulse?

The radial pulse is located in the wrist at the end of the radial artery. It is the most common place for healthcare professionals to take a patient's pulse.


What are the 8 pulse points?

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What is the pulse in your wrist called?

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What is a pulse taken in the wrist called?

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What are the locations of pulses?

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Where would you find radial pulse?

Radial Pulse is found just lateral to the flexor carpi radial. Or the Distal end of the radius


When would an apical pulse be less then radial pulse?

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Why do your feet pulse with your heart?

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Which artery is usually used to measure the pulse when vital signs are checked?

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Where to measure pulse?

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Which pulse is most commonly measured?

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What pulse is in the arm?

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What difference between carotid pulse and radial pulse?

in normal person there is no difference between radial pulse and carotid pulse but in ill or sick person it may vary.


What is the pulse in the wrist called?

The pulse in the wrist is called the radial pulse.


In normal conditions is the apical pulse the same as the radial pulse?

NO. the difference between the Apical and Radial pulse is known as the pulse deficit. There should be some difference between the twon.


What is the number of pulse points in the human body?

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What is the difference between the apical pulse and the radial pulse called?

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What is a good place to take the pulse?

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Is the radial pulse slower than the carotid pulse?

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What are the seven major pulse points?

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