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radial and apical pulse
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what causes a pulse deficit?
the heart is weak or beats too fast
what is the normal pulse rate for children 1 to 7 years old?
80 to 110 beats per min
list some diseases or conditions a patient may have that would require an apical pulse?
irregular heartbeats, hardening of the arteries, weak or rapid radial pulses
list some factors that could cause an increase in a pulse rate?
exercise, stimulant drugs, excitement, fever, shock, nervous tension
in an adult a pulse rate under 60 beats per min is called?
the pressure of the blood pushing against the walls of an artery as the heart beats and rests.
a pulse rate above 100 beats per min is called?
what causes the lubb-dupp heart sounds that are heard while taking an apical pulse?
the closing of the heart valves as blood flows through the chambers of the heart
define apical pulse
a pulse count taken with a stethoscope at the apex of the heart
regular or irregular
how is the stethoscope cleaned before and after an apical pulse?
strong, weak, thready, or bounding
what are the 3 factors that must be noted about each and every pulse?
rythm, arrhythmia, volume
an irregular or abnormal rythm is?
what is the normal pulse rate for infants?
100 to 160 beats per min
what is the normal pulse rate for adults?
60 to 100 beats per min
name all 7 pulse sites
temporal, carotid, brachial, radial, femoral, popliteal, dorsalis pedis