How to find your pulse?

Method 1: Radial pulse

  • Place your pointer and middle fingers on the inside of your opposite wrist just below the thumb.
  • Don’t use your thumb to check your pulse, as the artery in your thumb can make it harder to count accurately.
  • Once you can feel your pulse, count how many beats you feel in 15 seconds.
  • Multiply this number by 4 to get your heart rate.

Where is the best place to check your pulse? Run your fingers along the outside of the wrist, just under the thumb. This is the position of the artery that runs from your heart to your hands. Along with the neck, the wrist is the best place to check the pulse since the artery runs close to the skin and the bones create a firm place to feel the heart rate.

How do you Check Your Pulse yourself?

Method 1 of 2: Taking Your Pulse by Hand

  • Find a timepiece to measure while you count your heartbeats. Gather a watch or find a nearby clock.
  • Decide where you want to take your pulse. Choose to check your pulse either on your neck or your wrist.
  • Place your fingers in the proper position to feel your pulse.
  • Watch your timepiece.
  • Count your heartbeats.
  • Calculate your pulse.
  • Is 65 a good heart rate? For an adult with (in this case everyone older than 10 years) the heart rate may vary between 60-100bpm to be considered normal. Well-trained people and athletes may even have a heart rate as low as 40-60bpm within normal range. Your heart rate of 65 is therefore within normal range.

    What is Your Pulse trying to tell you? Your pulse tells how fast your heart is beating. It also can signal how well your heart is working and even your health and fitness level. It may sound difficult, but checking your pulse is easy and doesn’t require any special equipment.

    What is the most accurate location to take a pulse?

    What is the most accurate location to take a pulse? Taking your carotid pulse Find the area on one side of your neck near your windpipe. Put the tip of your index and long finger in the groove of your neck along your windpipe to feel the pulse in your carotid artery. Apply just enough pressure so you can feel each beat. Watch the second hand on your watch or a clock as you count how many times you feel your pulse.

    What is the maximum time you should take to check for a pulse? The pulse check has been deemphasized, and the guidelines recommend a pulse check for no less than 5 seconds and no more than 10 seconds. An integrated team approach includes simultaneous compressions and rescue breathing.

    Where is a good place to feel the pulse?

    Head and neck

    • Carotid pulse: located in the neck ( carotid artery ).
    • Facial pulse: located on the mandible (lower jawbone) on a line with the corners of the mouth ( facial artery ).
    • Temporal pulse: located on the temple directly in front of the ear ( superficial temporal artery ).

    Where should you check for an adult’s pulse? Check for a pulse. It’s usually easiest to find the pulse on an adult by checking the carotid artery on the neck, just below the jaw, with two fingers. Provide rescue breaths. Hands-only CPR is currently recommended by the American Heart Association, particularly for people who are not experienced in delivering CPR.