Auscultation Training by Repetition

Whispered Pectoriloquy - Abnormal

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Ask patient to whisper 1-2-3 several times. Auscultate across chest walls. Abnormal if 1-2-3 sound is understood.
Repetition Training - Voiced Sounds

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Voice high frequencies are more readily transmitted to the chest wall in abnormal lungs as compared to normal lungs.

Ask the patient to whisper "1-2-3" several times while auscultating across the chest walls. The lung area is abnormal if the "1-2-3" sound is understood. This is the abnormal '1-2-3'.

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

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