Hi. I need help with finding the brachial and popliteal pulse. I am able to locate the pedal, carotid, temporal, radial, etc., but am finding it near impossible to find the brachial and popliteal. The brachial after a few hundred trys it seems, I can find it and then I lose it. If anyone has any advice or knows a site to direct me to, I would very much appreciate the help. I have a clinical lab testing on this next week, and am in panic mode.
Oct 5, '05
Quote from vlsgrl
I have a really hard time finding pedal pulses. I have only had one patient where I could actually find it right away and she questioned me because she said noone can ever find hers...but it was right there first try. Any suggestion? I can not even find my own. Thanks for the help.
The pedal pulse should be between the extension tendons of the great(1st toe) and 2nd toe, flex that great toe and see if you can see the tendon. Follow the tendon about mid foot, place your finger tips on top of the tendon with the tips towards the 2nd toe, follow upwards. I actually have strong pedal pulses that are easy to palpate.
Last edit by DusktilDawn on Oct 5, '05