Pleural Rubs


Listening Tips
Plural rubs are creaking or grating sounds that have been described as being similar to walking on fresh snow or a leather-on-leather type of sound. Pleural rubs stop when the patient holds a breath.

Relevant Courses

If you wish to review a complete lesson concerning Pleural Rubs, we provide complete lessons. The following lesson modules(s) may be useful. Each lesson includes text that explains the auscultatory sound and its clinical significance. The lesson also includes an audio track for playback. A waveform provides a great way to visualize the sounds. Finally, we also include an animation video. For heart sounds, the video illustrates heart muscle and valve movements along with blood flow. For lung sounds, the primary source of the sounds can be seen. Each module also includes a quiz.