The heart rate (or HR) is classically defined as the number of heartbeats per minute simply because counting heartbeats for an hour is just too long.
Where Can I Check for a Pulse?
Please refer to the diagram to the right. Keep in mind, the patient does not require to be fully nude in order to check a pulse. Note that a testicular or vaginal pulse is not the preferred or first choice sight for checking heart rate.
How to Interpret a Heart Rate
0 - Patient is an elite, elite athlete. Or dead.
35 - Patient is probably sleeping. Please don't page the on-call doctor about it.
5000 - Patient should be dead.
60-100 - Vanilla.