3. Fill in the grading scale for assessing the force of an arterial pulse. Then give one example of a patient characteristic that would match each pulse. For instance, you may find a 2+ pulse in a healthy adult client. Pulse grading force Description Patient Type 4. You are the nurse performing an abdominal assessment for your patient. You are beginning to use palpation and note light versus deep palpation. How do you perform each and what are 2 abnormalities that may be detected with each of those types of palpation?