assignment #2 - 3 Two common pulse sites are the brachial...

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Samuel Kunz PED 106 9-10 Smk2237 Pulse Rates Assignment 1. A pulse is ones heart rate, or how many times the heart beats a minute. It is useful for determining the systolic blood pressure and appropriate heart rates for your age. 2. Pulse is measured by placing your index and middle finger (never your thumb) on one of your veins either in the arms, legs, or neck. Then you count how many times you feel a pulsation in one minute
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Two common pulse sites are the brachial pulse (located on the biceps) and the carotid pulse (located on the neck). 4. The normal resting pulse rate for an individual depends on age. A baby’s pulse is very large because its little heart needs to constantly pump blood based on its size. An adult has a pulse around 70 beats a minute while an elderly person has a pulse of around the same. 5....
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2010 for the course CIVIL ENG. 301 taught by Professor Englehardt during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas.

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