Procedure in taking Pulse Rate
• It is the expansion of the arterial walls occurring with each ventricular contraction.
• One complete rise and fall of the arterial wall is considered one beat.
• Take a pulse at as convenient site for the patient.
• Do not take the pulse when the patient is restless and when crying.
Infant Child Adult
Respiration 40-60 20-40 12-18 breaths/min.
Pulse 140-160 120-140 60/100 beats/min.
Blood Pressure 80-60 120/80 mm/hg