Basics of Lung Sounds

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Diane Wrigley , Physician Assistant and national educator for continuing education.


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). 

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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.
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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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