Chapter 3: Pulse and Respiration

Finding the Error Activity: Infant Apical Pulse

Now you have an opportunity to find errors in measurement technique. This activity involves looking at an image.

What error in technique is this healthcare provider making while measuring the apical pulse of an infant?

Healthcare provider conducting an error while auscultating the apical pulse

Figure 3.10: Error in technique while measuring the apical pulse

Go to the next page for information about the correct technique for measuring apical pulse in an infant.