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Auscultation of Breath Sounds: Normal 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 18 min
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This program presents stethoscope use for lung auscultation, the physiology of normal breath sounds, selected landmarks used for auscultation, and the basic procedures for an pulmonary auscultation assessment.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify the components of a stethoscope
  • Describe the anatomy of the respiratory system
  • Differentiate tracheal breath sounds, bronchial breath sounds, bronchovesicular breath sounds, and vesicular breath sounds
  • Identify anterior and posterior landmarks for breath 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 18 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2016