Auscultation Training by Repetition

Whispered Pectoriloquy - Healthy - C422, #138

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Listen for 2-3 minutes
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Ask patient to whisper 1-2-3 several times. Auscultate chest walls. Over healthy lung areas, '1-2-3' is not intelligible.
Repetition Training - Voiced Sounds

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When a patient whispers '1-2-3', the voice high frequencies, or soft vowel sounds are dampened in a normal lung.

Ask the patient to whisper '1-2-3' several times while auscultating the chest walls. Over healthy lung areas, '1-2-3' is not intelligible.

Compare this sound to the recording found in the "Whispered Pectoriloquy - Abnormal" lesson.

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