There’s a throb or beat that passes along an artery with each heartbeat. It is felt anywhere an artery is near skin, for example, at the wrist. In an emergency, check the neck (carotid) pulse.
How to check Neck Pulse
Press the middle and index finger in the hollow between the neck muscle and Adam’s apple, count the beats per minute and note weather the pulse is strong and regular. An adult heart beats 60 to 80 times a minute and a child’s up to 100.