Can be taken at the Radial artery, Carotid artery, and Brachial Artery.
Evaluate the rate and rhythm.
In the Carotid or Brachial artery, also evaluate amplitude and contour.
Prolonged exposure to cold.
Palpate the fingertips.
Raise patient's arm until the brachial artery is at heart level.
Keep pressure of cuff up until visible pressure showing on carotid artery.
Estimate the systolic pressure first by palpating the radial artery, noting its disappearance when the cuff is inflated.
Length of Diaphragm
Depth of Diaphragm
Depth of Breath
Effort of Breathing
Length of Breath
Normal rate 14 - 20 breaths per minute