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Heart Rate / Pulse

Heart Rate / Pulse
Indirectly measures the rate of contraction of the left ventricle through a peripheral pulse site.
Infant Normal Heart Rate
100 - 130 bpm
Child Normal Heart Rate
80 - 100 bpm
Adult Normal Heart Rate
60 - 100 bpm
Pulse sites
Brachial, carotid, dorsal pedal, femoral, popliteal, posterior tibial, radial, temporal. The carotid and radial sites are the most common sites for measuring a patient's pulse rate.
A condition of a heart rate below 60 bpm.
A condition of a heart rate consistently above 100 bpm.
Strong / Regular
Adequate force and consistent beats.
Poor force with contraction
Inconsistency during heart rate measurement with regard to strength and beat of the heart.
Peripheral Pulse Assessment Grading System: 0 - 3 Scale
0 = absent: 1+ = Weak/thready pulse: 2+ Normal Pulse: 3+ = Full, firm pulse
Peripheral Pulse Assessment Grading System: Pulse Amplitude Classification
0 = Absent: 1+ = diminished: 2+ = Normal: 3+ = Moderately Increased: 4+ = Markedly Increased
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