Lung Sounds: Diminished or Shallow?

  1. I recently found a great website for learning lung & heart sounds and linked to it in my website at Nursing Nevada
    After studying all the information on lung sounds I found that I mistakenly have been charting incorrectly when using the term "diminished." Please come and learn how to correctly interpret what you are hearing. Click on the "LEARN" button, then scroll down to the picture of the ear and click on it. Don't just listen to the sounds but read the information. It's very informative.

    Thanks,
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   ageless
    thanks
  4. by   moonshadeau
    great site, thanks.
  5. by   Nurse Nevada
    I appreciate comments on my site. If anyone has any suggestions on what you'd like to have on it, please let me know.
    I love adding things to it!

    Nurse Nevada
  6. by   CraftyLPN
    Great site...I put it on my favorites!! THX SO MUCH!!
  7. by   ScarlettRN
    I haven't been to the web site yet, but off the top of my head, I thought that shallow characterized the manner of respirations and that diminished was the auscultation finding. So the patient would have shallow resp with diminished lung sounds.
    But will go look, cause I love to learn
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    thank you, this is a great site indeed!
  9. by   gwenith
    Just read it - it is correct to use the term diminished if you are talking about a physiological abnormality i.e. consodlitation of a lobe but not if you are talking about shallow respirations.

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