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 pulse 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.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Arch Dis Child

Publication Date

03/2004

Volume

89

Pages

274 - 275

Keywords

Age Factors, Child, Child, Preschool, Female, Home Nursing, Humans, Infant, Male, Oximetry, Parents, Pulse, Reproducibility of Results