Palpate the Radial Pulse

You should stand in front of the patient. The radial pulses are evaluated by grasping both of the patient's wrists and palpating the pulses with your index, middle, and fourth fingers. Hold the patient's right wrist with your left fingers and the patient's left wrist with your right fingers, as demonstrated in Figure 14-22. The symmetry of the pulses is evaluated for timing and strength.

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