Do you think there is a difference with listening to lung sounds posteriorally vs. anteriorally? Is it necessary to listen to both sides every time you are checking lung sounds?
A lot of times I have patients in the hospital (i work on neurosurgical) and they will have a hard time turning over onto their side so I just listen to their lung sounds anteriorally only. Could I be missing something by not listening posteriorally as well?
Do you think hosp gowns muffle the lung sounds in any way? Sometimes I just listen right over the gown. I have a good stethoscope -LIttman that costed over $100.
I'm just curious about this... if someone could let me know i"d appreciate it!