Basics of Lung Sounds
The goal of this basic course in lung sounds is to improve auscultation observational skills. We focus on describing important breath sounds and in providing recordings of each. Many students find that waveform tracings aid in learning lung sounds; we have included dynamic (moving cursor) waveforms with each lesson. The anatomy pages use illustrations to reveal an example of each lung sound (anatomy not yet available on smartphones).
iPad edition of Basics of Lung Sounds is available on the Practical Clinical Skills web site (www.practicalclinicalskills.com).
How To Use Course Lessons
Each lesson consists of multiple pages: text description with audio
recording and dynamic waveform pages. Some lessons include a cardiac
animation and exercises pages. To view these lesson pages, use the tabs
which appear above each lesson's content.
After completing a lesson, use the blue arrows to view the next lesson. Lessons can
also be accessed by using the Table of Contents found in the left margin.
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This course is intended for trained medical
professionals. If you require medical help, please contact your physician or
other qualified healthcare provider.