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Auscultation Skills

Breath & Heart Sounds
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  • Description
    Practitioners and students: see and hear breath and heart sounds with remarkable clarity while perfecting your auscultation technique.

    Auscultation Skills: Breath & Heart Sounds, Fifth Edition, pinpoints exactly how, where, and why breath and heart sounds occur and helps you to differentiate normal from abnormal sounds quickly and accurately. Loaded with clear explanations, colorful illustrations, and linked to online audio cues, this sensational reference spans the simple to the complex and serves as an excellent tool for beginning practitioners and seasoned clinicians who are looking to hone their diagnostic skills and improve their auscultation technique.

    This compact, practical book will improve your ability to auscultate for heart and breath sounds, and enhance your understanding of their physiology. Throughout, the book references corresponding tracks on the accompanying website, enabling users to listen to the sounds immediately after reading about the anatomical and physiologic changes associated with the sounds.

    With full coverage of heart and breath sounds from the simple to the complex this comprehensive text explains heart and breath sound fundamentals including basic anatomy and physiology, best auscultation locations, tips on how to identify each sound, and what to document during a physical examination.Auscultation Skills: Breath & Heart Sounds, Fifth Editionoffers practicing nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants a solid basis for recognizing and differentiating among abnormal breath and heart sounds to help them accurately interpret what they hear and then apply that knowledge toward a proper diagnosis and treatment regimen.
  • Specs
    Edition
    5
    ISBN/ISSN
    9781451189995
    Product Format
    PB-Paperback
    Trim Size
    6 x 9
    Pages
    256
    Illustration
    207
    Edition
    5
    Publication Date
    November 11, 2013
    Weight
    0.65
  • Jessica Shank Coviello DNP, APRN, ANP-BC
    Associate Professor
    Yale School of Nursing
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Features
    -- Brilliant, full-color illustrations detailing basic anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and the best auscultation sites for breath and heart sounds
    -- Includes nearly 100 tracks of normal and abnormal breath and heart sounds
    -- Pretests and Posttests in every chapter to challenge your understanding and test your ability to discern auscultation sounds
    -- Rapid-review assessment flowcharts for the most common auscultation findings
    -- Helpful logos drawing attention to Age issues, Auscultation tips, and Alerts
    -- Phonocardiogram and ECG tracings depicting normal and abnormal sounds
    -- Glossary, English-Spanish translation of cardiac and respiratory phrases and terms, and Auscultation findings for common disorders
  • Table of contents
    ONE Heart sound fundamentals

    1 THE HEART AND AUSCULTATION
    Pretest, Anatomy and physiology, Traditional auscultatory areas, Alternative auscultatory areas, Auscultatory techniques, Enhancement techniques, Posttest

    2 HEART SOUND DYNAMICS
    Pretest, Heart sound origins, Basic heart sounds, Depolarization and repolarization, Documenting heart sounds, Posttest

    TWO Normal heart sounds

    3 THE FIRST HEART SOUND
    Pretest, Normal S1, Abnormal S1 split, Posttest

    4 THE SECOND HEART SOUND
    Pretest, Normal S2, S2 split sounds, Posttest

    5 THE THIRD AND FOURTH HEART SOUNDS
    Pretest, Ventricular filling sounds, Third heart sound, Fourth heart sound, S3 and S4: Similarities and differences, Posttest

    THREE Abnormal heart sounds

    6 OTHER DIASTOLIC AND SYSTOLIC SOUNDS
    Pretest, Opening snaps, Systolic ejection sounds, Posttest

    7 MURMUR FUNDAMENTALS
    Pretest, Turbulent blood flow, Characteristics, Posttest

    8 SYSTOLIC MURMURS
    Pretest, Anatomy and physiology, Systolic ejection murmurs, Ventricular outflow obstruction murmurs, Systolic regurgitation murmurs, Ventricular septal defect murmur, Posttest

    9 DIASTOLIC MURMURS
    Pretest, Anatomy and physiology, Aortic regurgitation murmurs, Pulmonic regurgitation murmurs, Other diastolic murmurs, Posttest

    10 CONTINUOUS MURMURS
    Pretest, Two causes, Cervical venous hum murmurs, Patent ductus arteriosus murmurs, Posttest

    11 OTHER AUSCULTATORY SOUNDS
    Pretest, Prosthetic valve sounds and murmurs, Aortic prosthetic valves, Mitral prosthetic valves, Pericardial friction rubs, Mediastinal crunch, Posttest

    FOUR Breath sound fundamentals
    12 THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM AND AUSCULTATION
    Pretest, Anatomy and physiology, The mechanics of breathing, Auscultatory areas, Auscultatory techniques, Posttest

    13 INTRODUCTION TO BREATH SOUNDS
    Pretest, Breath sound production, Terminology, Documenting auscultation findings, Posttest
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    FIVE Normal breath sounds

    14 BREATH SOUNDS HEARD IN HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS
    Pretest, Anatomy and physiology, Posttest

    SIX Abnormal breath sounds

    15 BRONCHIAL BREATH SOUNDS
    Pretest, Sound production, Posttest

    16 ABNORMAL VOICE SOUNDS
    Pretest, Sound production, Posttest

    17 ABSENT AND DIMINISHED BREATH SOUNDS
    Pretest, Sound production, Posttest
    '
    SEVEN Other abnormal breath sounds

    18 CLASSIFYING ADVENTITIOUS SOUNDS
    Pretest, Confusion over terminology, Current classification system, Posttest

    19 ADVENTITIOUS SOUNDS: CRACKLES
    Pretest, Sound production, Documentation, Late inspiratory crackles, Early inspiratory and expiratory crackles, Pleural crackles, Posttest

    20 ADVENTITIOUS SOUNDS: WHEEZES
    Pretest, Sound production, Expiratory polyphonic wheezes, Fixed monophonic wheezes, Sequential inspiratory wheezes, Random monophonic wheezes, Stridor, Posttest

    Auscultation findings for common disorders

    Assessment flowcharts for common auscultation findings

    English-Spanish phrases used in cardiac and respiratory assessment

    Posttest answers

    Selected readings

    Glossary

    Index
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