You can normally check a person’s pulse by putting two fingers on:
- a vein in their wrist (just underneath the thumb bone)
- an artery in their neck (just underneath the jaw)
Hold the person’s arm so it’s straight with the underside facing upwards. Feel around their wrist, using your index (first) and middle finger of one hand until you find the pulse. Alternatively, press the same two fingers against one side of their neck, just underneath their jaw.