NCLEX Practice Question: Quiz No 403 with Rationale
During your duty in a cardiology ward "When caring for an infant patient during cardiac arrest, which pulse must be palpated to determine cardiac function?? Chose correct one...
Correct answer is B:
The Rationale is :-
The brachial pulse is the most accessible pulse on an infant and, due to this , it is the site of choice. The carotid pulse may be difficult to palpate due to the fatty tissue that typically, and often, surrounds an infant’s neck. Lastly, the radial and pedal pulses may not be reliable indicators of cardiac function.