Follow Up Answer Based On Question Regarding “How To Find The Brachial Pulse”

Hello Everyone,

Great follow up question came in on how to locate the “brachial” artery.

It’s located on the inside of the upper arm between the biceps and triceps muscle along the humerus bone.   Use the flat part of your four fingers to press moderately against the inside of  the arm at this location.  This is a skill that needs practice with a baby who has pulses so as to be confident when looking for a brachial pulse on a child without a pulse.  Remember, when in doubt, if the patient is unconscious, not breathing normally and appears dead…we treat them as they are.  Begin CPR!

Hope it helps.

Roy

Roy Shaw

Roy is the lead trainer and co-founder of ProTrainings. He is also an EMT paramedic whose opinions about rescue come from many years of experience on the ambulance.

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