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Techniques of Physical Examination | Part Three

Cardiovascular System Evaluate Four areas: Arterial Pulse – check for rate (bradycardia – tachycardia), regularity/rhythm (skipped or extra beats), and character/amplitude (strong, weak…): radial (most often for conscious patients) carotid (patients with shock or poor circulation) femoral (also patients with shock or poor circulation) – brachial – infants Blood pressure: normotension = normal limits normal […]

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