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Parents measuring pulses; an observational study

Publication year
2004
Author(s)
White, J.; Shepperd, S.; Yudkin, P.; Harnden, A.; Mant, D.
Pages
274-5
Volume
89
Number
3

Parent reported pulse rates could provide important information on a child’s clinical condition. The agreement between the parent’s measurement of their child’s pulse and a pulse oximeter was assessed following a brief educational intervention. Parents can be taught to measure the pulse of school age children, but have difficulty with preschool children.

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