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

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