November 01, 2019

LevelUpRN Apical Pulse Tip of the Day Apical pulse is taken at the fifth intercostal space at the left midclavicular line.
For a regular pulse, count for 30 seconds and multiple by 2. For irregular pulse (or if the patient is taking cardiac meds), count for a full minute.
For a regular pulse, count for 30 seconds and multiple by 2. For irregular pulse (or if the patient is taking cardiac meds), count for a full minute.