Hello, I'm a total newbie to the health field and this looks like a great place to seek advice. I'm an EMT student and we are going to learn how to take BP soon. I just got my Stethoscope and was practicing with it. I'm finding it very difficult to hear a pulse with it. I can hear the heart beat fine, but when I tried to listen to the brachial pulse I couldn't make it out. The stethoscope is the Sprague Adscope.
So can somebody tell me if there's a trick to it? (Any other tips for a rookie would be greatly appreciated)