First Aid Basics How to Read a Pulse Share Pin Email More in First Aid Basics Bruises, Cuts and Punctures Broken Bones Rash Symptoms Bites and Stings Orthopedic Emergencies Soft Tissue Injuries Breathing Emergencies Emergency Preparedness First Aid at Home Allergies and Anaphylaxis Infections Calling for Help Heat and Cold Exposure Pediatric Emergencies Glossary View All Updated April 06, 2016 There are a lot of things to consider when reading someone's pulse, such as age and medication. Here's everything you should keep in mind. Up Next Up Next Article What Is a Normal Pulse Rate for Kids? Up Next Article What Is Resting Heart Rate? Up Next Article What Do Blood Pressure Numbers Mean? Up Next Video Should I Give My Child Pain Medication?