Quantcast Factors that affect the pulse rate - Nursing Care Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems

Share on Google+Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Stumble Upon
Custom Search
 
  
 
d. When the pulse is being counted, the rate, rhythm, and volume (force) should
be noted.
(1)  Rate may be noted as normal, fast (tachycardia), or slow (bradycardia).
An average pulse rate for a resting adult is 70-80 bpm (beats per minute). Rates faster
than 100 bpm are considered to be tachycardia. Rates slower than 60 bpm are
considered to be bradycardia.
NOTE: A well-trained athlete may have a resting pulse of less than 50 bpm.
(2)  Rhythm is the regularity of the pulse beats. Rhythm is described as
irregular when you can feel the pulsations occur at different rates. A normal rhythm has
the same time interval between the beats.
(3)  Volume is the force or strength of the pulse. Terms used to describe the
volume (force) of the pulse are weak, thready, or feeble for a pulse that lacks strength,
and strong, full, or bounding for a pulse that feels forceful. Additionally, the force may
be regular or irregular.
e. There are many factors that affect the pulse rate. Some are listed below.
(1)
Sex. Women have a slightly faster pulse rate than men.
(2)  Age. The pulse rate gradually decreases from birth to adulthood then
increases with advancing old age.
(3)  Body temperature. The pulse rate generally increases 7-10 beats for
each degree of temperature elevation.
(4)  Digestion. The increased metabolic rate during digestion will increase
the pulse rate slightly.
(5)
Pain. Pain increases pulse rate.
(6)
Emotion. Fear, anger, anxiety, and excitement increase the pulse rate.
(7)  Exercise. The heart must beat faster during exercise to meet the
increased demand for oxygen.
(8)  Blood pressure. In general, heart rate and blood pressure have an
inverse relationship. When the blood pressure is low, there is an increase in pulse rate
as the heart attempts to increase the output of blood from the heart (cardiac output).
MD0917
1-19



Medical News
PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include Ebola face-to-face, the...
medpagetoday.com
Ig Nobel Winners, Bad News Sandwich: That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- A weekly report from our friends at...
medpagetoday.com
Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of Sept. 14
The five most-read stories this week on Scope were: So...
scopeblog.stanford.edu
For Autistic Adults, Coverage Options Are Scarce
(MedPage Today) -- Once someone with autism turns 21, "they...
medpagetoday.com
Scientists discover an on/off switch for aging cells
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered an on-and-off...
medicalxpress.com
Ultrasound enhancement provides clarity to damaged tendons, ligaments
The potential was hidden in plain sight, pretty much since...
medicalxpress.com
Sierra Leone faces criticism over Ebola shutdown
Sierra Leone began the second day of a 72-hour nationwide...
medicalxpress.com
New cancer drug target involving lipid chemical messengers
More than half of human cancers have abnormally upregulated chemical...
medicalxpress.com
New Regimens Boost Optimism for Pancreatic Ca (CME/CE)
SAN FRANCISCO (MedPage Today) -- Stereotactic ablative radiation allowed 40%...
medpagetoday.com
This Week: Ebola, Interns, and Low-T Tx
(MedPage Today) -- An exclusive piece on the rising costs...
medpagetoday.com
Twenty-four percent of middle-aged and older Americans meet muscle-strengthening guidelines
Past research has shown that strength training can benefit older...
scopeblog.stanford.edu
Twenty-four percent of middle-aged and older Americans meet muscle-strengthening guidelines
Past research has shown that strength training can benefit older...
scopeblog.stanford.edu
Vitamin K antagonist plus clopidogrel feasible for PCI
(HealthDay)—Vitamin K antagonists (VKA) combined with clopidogrel may be a...
medicalxpress.com
Electronic health records tied to shorter time in ER
(HealthDay)—Length of emergency room stay for trauma patients is shorter...
medicalxpress.com
Tight blood sugar control doesn't prevent strokes in diabetics
(HealthDay)—A six-year study of people with type 2 diabetes found...
medicalxpress.com
Friday Feedback: Docs Defend Fee-for-Service
(MedPage Today) -- Are American healthcare providers ready to let...
medpagetoday.com
Presence of peers ups health workers' hand hygiene
(HealthDay)—The presence of other health care workers improves hand hygiene...
medicalxpress.com
Surgical Training Can Be Fun and Games
(MedPage Today) -- Competition and prizes motivated surgical residents to...
medpagetoday.com
UN: Ebola 'Threat to Security'
(MedPage Today) -- The West Africa Ebola epidemic is a...
medpagetoday.com
Study explores docs' roles in end-of-life hospitalizations
(HealthDay)—Family physicians have several distinct roles in preventing and guiding...
medicalxpress.com
 


Privacy Statement - Copyright Information. - Contact Us

comments powered by Disqus

Integrated Publishing, Inc.
9438 US Hwy 19N #311 Port Richey, FL 34668

Phone For Parts Inquiries: (727) 755-3260
Google +