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Auscultation of Breath Sounds: Abnormal Breath Sounds

Listening to breath sounds can reveal important diagnostic information about many health conditions related to respiratory function. Because of this, auscultation of the lungs is one of the most valuable clinical assessment skills for caregivers to develop.

Duration 19 min
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Breath sounds offer important and often diagnostic information about many health conditions related to pulmonary function. This program will cover the qualities of breath sounds, abnormal breath sounds and some of their associated conditions, and how to document your findings. Because auscultation is a subjective assessment, breath sounds are described using terminology standardized by the American Thoracic Society.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • List terms used to describe the qualities of breath sounds
  • Identify common causes of abnormal breath sounds
  • List the four main terms used by the American Thoracic Society to describe adventitious breath sounds
  • Describe 3 abnormal vocal sounds
Series Overview

Listening to breath sounds can reveal important diagnostic information about many health conditions related to respiratory function. Because of this, auscultation of the lungs is one of the most valuable clinical assessment skills for caregivers to develop.

Updated with a fresh look and feel, this series introduces the physiology and acoustic characteristics of normal breath sounds and identifies physiology components of abnormal and adventitious sounds. The functional basis of breath sounds is described, important characteristics are defined including pitch, intensity and duration. Principles of sound transmission and the significance of voice sounds to assessment findings are discussed.

Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 19 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2016