# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Nurse Aide II Task 1539920640

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Measure and record pulse (apical and radial) for one minute. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)

Definition

Measuring and recording should be performed according to the procedure in the Nurse Aide Candidate Handbook.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the definitions of apical pulse and radial pulse?
  • What are the normal ranges for pulse?
  • What are the factors that influence pulse?
  • What are the proper techniques for taking a pulse?
  • What circumstances alert you to the need to immediately report vital signs?
  • What are the primary pulse sites?

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