Auscultate Heart and Lungs
Learn to auscultate on this website with our training & quizzes. Our lessons feature an interactive, multimedia approach combining text, audio recordings, waveforms and anatomical animations. In addition, a heart & lung sounds guide provides a quick way to listen to specific sounds. The remainder of this page introduces auscultation and summarizes the major sections of the website.
First things first; what does it mean? Auscultate is the process of listening to body sounds, usually with a stethoscope. Most commonly, physicians and nurses auscultate the heart and lungs. Abdominal sounds, fetal sounds and carotid bruit can also be auscultated.