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A Basic Guide to Chest Auscultation

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Chest auscultation involves using a stethoscope to listen to a patient’s respiratory system and interpreting the lungs sounds heard. It is a fundamental component of physical examination that can assist in the diagnosis of respiratory issues and identification of abnormal or adventitious noises.

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Chest auscultation involves using a stethoscope to listen to a patient’s respiratory system and interpreting the lungs sounds heard. Auscultation is a fundamental component of physical examination that can assist in the diagnosis of respiratory issues. It is a non-invasive, safe procedure dating back to the era of Hippocrates (who used his ear rather than a stethoscope), making it one of the oldest diagnostic techniques.

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Elle Putland
23 Apr 2021
This was easy to follow and understand
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Sara-Jane Hird
13 Nov 2021
Quite informative for a short course, particularly helpful providing samples of lung sounds as well as descriptions for reference.
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Michelle Gibson
03 Jun 2020
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Patricia Farrell
03 Jun 2020
Excellent would recommend for registered staff to read.
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Andrea Brooks
23 Aug 2020
Good refresher
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Annalene Gray
02 Jun 2020
This was an excellent resource which covered everything I needed especially the audio to reinforce knowledge of correct sounds and naming respiratory adventitious sounds.
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Lai Li
04 Nov 2021
It is good to refresh my knowledge in taking care of baby required respiratory support. And I need more practice to enhance my quality care.
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Beverley Austin
19 Jun 2020
Great to hear audio of several respiratory sounds. Clearly stated and easy to understand.
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Doria Dulay
03 Jun 2020
It is brief, concise and easy to understand and updated knowledge.
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