Breath Sounds Page


Welcome to our breath sounds training page. We offer several breath sound auscultation resources. Our courses are an ideal entry point for new learners, as they offer text lessons, audio recordings, waveforms and other learning tools. Our breath sounds reference guide is a ready reference guide, proving listening tips, audio examples and waveforms. Our new Pulmonary Problem Solving cases provide an interactive environment for more experienced users.
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Breath Sounds Reference Guide

Our auscultation guide provides quick access to normal, voiced and adventitious breath sounds. Our guide includes audio recordings, listening tips and a waveforms.
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Pulmonary Problem Solving

Cases in pulmonary problem solving that integrate clinical skills training with learning breath sounds. This course is presented by the Practical Clinical Skills website.
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Repetition Training

As a supplement to our courses and reference guides, we provide repetition training for over twenty different breath sounds.
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Breath Sounds Lessons

Learn breath sounds by taking our free courses These courses cover basic and intermediate levels of adventitious lung sounds and voiced breath sounds. Use the table of contents below to review and access a course or lesson.

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).
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Intermediate Lung Sounds
The goal of this intermediate course is to expand your observational skills when auscultating breath sounds. The course lessons include voiced sounds: bronchophony, egophony and whispered pectoriloquy. We also provide auscultation lessons on several types of wheezes, crackles and stridor. Each of these lung sound lessons includes audio, text and dynamic waveform. The anatomy pages use illustrations to reveal an example of each lung sound (anatomy not yet available on smartphones).
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