What a day. I had physical assessment lab today and we were listening to heart and lung sounds. I was able to hear the heart sounds pristinely, but when it came to the breath sounds, I couldn't hear anything at all. I'm pretty sure I was in the right places, I know my steth works, the earpieces are pointing the right way, but I'm really aggravated that I couldn't hear anything. (I also have my first nursing test tomorrow, so I think I'm channeling all my stress toward the darn lung sounds).
My two lab partners have Littmann Cardiology III
's and were able to hear everything and ooh and ahh about it. My steth's not bad... the Classic SE II, but I couldn't hear anything.
I tried listening to my own lung sounds and can kind of hear them, but not very clearly. My boyfriend promises to let me listen on him so I can try again. Is it likely I was in the wrong places? What could I be doing wrong? Do I need a different stethoscope?