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Checking for the pulse in the neck. The pulse is felt just beside the throat (trachea). If a pulse is felt, note whether it is regular and count the number of beats in 15 seconds. The heart rate (beats per minute) is this number multiplied by 4. Try this on yourself! A normal adult heart rate is between 60 and 100 beats per minute. Click to view larger image.
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