Lung Sounds

  1. Hi everyone! I graduate nursing school in about 1 month. I am currently doing my preceptorship. I am having difficulty in assessing lung sounds. I THINK I know the difference between clear vs. adventitious; however, I cannot differentiate among the differences.

    Can anyone offer any advice?

    Thanks,
    Frustrated student nurse.......
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   sirI
    hello, templechic,

    check out these links;

    http://www.wilkes.med.ucla.edu/intro.html heart and breath sounds


    http://www.rale.ca/ breath sounds

    http://sprojects.mmi.mcgill.ca/mvs/ the virtual sethoscope

    links found in this thread in the ccu forum:

    helpful information for the unit
  4. by   Daytonite
    here are two other websites that i have where you can go online and listen to lung sounds:

    http://www.emory.edu/whscl/grady/inetgrp/hplung.html - lung sounds on line will link you into all kinds of specific lung sounds at various sites.

    http://www.blaufuss.org/ - the heart sounds tutorial at this site has absolutely beautiful animations of the flow of blood through the heart and heart action and how it correlates to the ekg tracing as well as the sound heard with your stethoscope. this is quite an extensive site with a lot of information.
  5. by   webmansx
    These are some of the coolest sites!! Thanks for this!

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