Counts & records radial pulse
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Explains procedure to client, speaking clearly, slowly, and directly, maintaining face-to-face contact whenever possible
Places fingertips on thumb side ofclient's arist to locate radial pulse
Count beats for one full minute
Signaling device is within reach
After obtaining pulse by palpating radial artery position, records pulse rate within plus or minus 4 beats of evaluator's reading *count for 1 full minute*
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