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J Pediatr. 2000 Sep;137(3):429-30.

Detection of infant's heart beat/pulse by caregivers: a comparison of 4 methods.

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Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

Abstract

Parents (n = 200) were asked to find and then count their infant's pulse using 4 methods: listening to the apex, palpating the apex beat, and palpating the carotid and brachial pulses. Listening to the apex method was the fastest and most accurate method of heartbeat detection.

PMID:
10969274
DOI:
10.1067/mpd.2000.107188
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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