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When patients are discharged from acute care settings, patients and family members should be taught how to take the apical pulse for a full minute to determine the correct heart rate.
1) Gender Male 50 Female 76 BP Order Manual 1st 63 Automated 1st 63 Arm Circumference < 34 cm 100 [greater than or 26 equal to] 34 cm Regular 112 Apical Pulse Rhythm Regularly irregular 11 Irregularly irregular 3 Table 4.