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Question:

Where should the nurse aide’s fingertips be placed on the client’s when taking a client’s radial pulse?

A Wrist
Explaination

A radial pulse is found at the client’s wrist. To locate it, place your index and middle fingers on the hollow area below the thumb. Light pressure are applied to feel the pulse. Count each beat for 30 seconds and multiply by 2 to get the pulse rate. If the client has an irregular heartbeat, count for 60 seconds. Record the pulse rate in the client’s chart.