I really hope this doesn't come across as mean. That is NOT my intention. But my lab partner is a very big girl (and one of my best friends). So, we practice looking for lung, heart, and bowel sounds on each other. And I cannot hear anything
. I have tried on other people, thinking maybe it was just me, but I heard the sounds on the other people (all of a "normal" weight).
So... is it harder to find these sounds on a bigger client for anyone else? Any tricks that would help? I know I will always have overweight patients and I want to be able to do my job correctly. Thanks for any advice!