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The brachial artery is deep in the muscle, so it can take some gentle pressure to feel. If you still can’t find the pulse, move your fingers around in the cubital fossa until you feel a thump. The pressure should be gentle and light. If you or whomever you’re checking the pulse of feels any discomfort from the pressure of your fingers, you ...


The brachial artery is a major blood vessel located in the upper arm and is the main supplier of blood to the arm and hand. The brachial artery continues from the axillary artery at the shoulder ...


Hello all! I started my CNA class mid-May and were just now starting to learn how to take BPs. What Ive been having the most trouble with is finding the brachial pulse. If Im lucky I can find it (its usually very faint), but most of the time I cant feel anything. Im using two fingers and Ive trie...


Along with the use of a stethoscope and sphygmomanometer, the brachial artery is often used to measure blood pressure. It can be tricky to find and palpate the brachial artery, especially when the individual has large muscles. Press your index and middle fingers down, maneuvering them around the muscles by pressing the artery against the bone.


The brachial artery is the major blood vessel of the (upper) arm. It is the continuation of the axillary artery beyond the lower margin of teres major muscle.It continues down the ventral surface of the arm until it reaches the cubital fossa at the elbow.It then divides into the radial and ulnar arteries which run down the forearm.In some individuals, the bifurcation occurs much earlier and ...


Great follow up question came in on how to locate the “brachial” artery. It’s located on the inside of the upper arm between the biceps and triceps muscle along the humerus bone. Use the flat part of your four fingers to press moderately against the inside of the arm at this location.


The brachial artery continues down the medial and anterior sides of the humerus and ends just distal to the elbow, supplying the anterior flexor muscles of the brachium along the way. The brachial artery is the most common site of blood pressure measurement, using an inflatable cuff that encircles the arm and compresses the artery.


a. Place the pads of your index and middle fingers halfway between the shoulder and elbow, in the middle of the inner arm, between the bicep and triceps muscles b. Start the palpation of the brachial artery just below the bend of the elbow. c. Position the BP cuff so that the artery marker points to the brachial artery