September 18, 2023

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals 
Blood flowing into the aorta with each cardiac cycle initiates a pressure wave. Blood flows through the vasculature at 0.5 m/sec, but pressure waves in the aorta move at 5 m/sec. Palpated pulses represent pressure waves, not blood flow.

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