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Parents measuring pulses; an observational study

By J. White, S. Shepperd, P. Yudkin, A. Harnden and D. Mant


Parent reported pulse rates could provide important information on a child's clinical condition. The agreement between the parent's measurement of their child's pulses and a pulse oximeter was assessed following a brief educational intervention. Parents can be taught to measure the pulse of school age children, but have difficulty with preschool children.The full-text of this article is not available in ORA, but you may be able to access the article via the publisher copy link on this record page. Citation: White, J. et al. (2004). 'Parents measuring pulses; an observational study', Archives of Disease in Childhood, 89(3), 274-275. The definitive copyedited, typeset version of this article is available online at:

Topics: Medical sciences, pulse, children, parents
Year: 2004
DOI identifier: 10.1136/adc.2002.025643
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