Hello all, recently a few of us gals got onto the subject of taking a patients pulse. The earliest fundamentals of nursing taught so long ago. No I'm not a student, relax. I never really watched or noticed the way anyone else checks a pulse. So what I found is that all three of us did this somewhat differently. Wrist up, wrist down, and relaxed by patient's side or a variant somewhere in between. How do YOU typically check a pulse?