Chapter 3: Pulse and Respiration

Test Yourself

Now that you have completed this chapter, it’s time to test your knowledge. Try to answer the following questions (you may want to review parts of the chapter before answering).

Pulse

What is the apical pulse rate?

Listen to the audio clip of the apical pulse. Count the pulse for 30 seconds and report the rate as beats per minute. (NOTE: Although this clip only allows you to count for 30 seconds, remember, it is best to count the apical pulse for one minute.)

Audio clip 3.2: Apical pulse

Alternatively, if viewing textbook as a PDF, use this link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/znhbVRZRLfM?rel=0

What is the apical pulse rate?

Listen to the audio clip of the apical pulse. Count the pulse for 30 seconds and report the rate as beats per minute. (NOTE: although this clip only allows you to count for 30 seconds, remember, it is best to count the apical pulse for one minute.)

Audio clip 3.3: Apical pulse

Alternatively, if viewing textbook as a PDF, use this link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Hxd68qJfzhQ?rel=0

Respirations

Count the respirations, then click on the hand icon on the video to submit your answer. Please note: there is no sound in this video.

Technique

Put the steps in the correct order for each of the pulse and respiration techniques.

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Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan - 2nd Canadian Edition by Jennifer L. Lapum, Margaret Verkuyl, Wendy Garcia, Oona St-Amant, and Andy Tan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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