Dorsalis Pedis and Posterior Tibial Pulse Point Nursing Assessment

hey everyone it's sarah thread sterner

sorry and calm and today I want to

demonstrate how to find the dorsalis

pedis and posterior tibial pulse points

and whenever you're assessing the pulse

you will be looking at a few things one

thing will be the rate how fast is it

along with the strength and you'll be

grading it on a scale zero to three with

zero being absent one plus it's week two

plus it's normal and three plus its

bounding and then you'll want to look at

the rhythm is it regular or irregular

and as you fill on the pulse you will be

feeling bilaterally to see if they're

equal now we're going to find the

posterior tibial and the dorsalis pedis

and these sites are assessed during your

head-to-toe assessment especially if

your patient might have peripheral

vascular disease or if they've had a

vascular procedure like a heart cath

where they access the femoral artery

we'll always be checking the pulses in

these lower extremities now the dorsalis

pedis want to turn the fit a little bit

this way is found here and in order to

find that what you can do is find the e

HL tendon the extensor helices longus

tendon that actually helps extend this

big toe so if you've lift your toe it

for me you can see that tendon dry in

here now just follow that tendon and

then just go a little bit to the end of

it and that will be your dorsalis pedis

then we'll find the posterior tibial and

this is found on the inside of the ankle

found between the back of the medial

malleolus which is the bony prominence

of the ankle bone and Achilles tendon so

you'll find it within this area right

here okay so that wraps up this video on

how to check the pulse points of the fee

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