Hello. I'm a CNA in training, and one of the skills that I have to do is to take the radial pulse. I've practiced many times during the classes, but it seems that my counts are off. On some of the people, it takes me a while to even find the radial pulse, and on others, when I find it, I sometimes "lose" it. And at other times, I find it, lose it, and then it comes back again.
We have to count it for a full minute for our skills test. Also, some of my classmates are having similar problems with this skill, as well. I feel terrible about this, and I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong. Does anyone have any tips about how to accurately count the radial pulse?