Figure 1-5. Sites for taking a pulse.
(1) Scalp. Examine the scalp for presence of bleeding or contusions
(bruises) and palpate for tenderness or depressions.
Do not move the patient's neck.
(2) Forehead. Touch (palpate) the forehead with the back of your hand to
check for temperature and moisture.
(a) Check the eyelids for swelling and discoloration.
(b) Check the pupils for dilation, constriction, equality or inequality,
roundness, eye movement, and gross activity (have the patient to follow you finger).