Can't hear normal breath sounds
- 0Mar 18, '07 by NursebarebariHi fellow nurses,
I feel embarassed to ask this question, but how can I know if I don't ask. Well, I have been a RN for three years, but I have never been able to hear normal breath sounds with a stethoscope. I always listen to each of my patients lung sound on daily assessments, but never hear any thing except for loud wheezing and rales from trach or asthma pts.
Is there a special technique Please help.
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- 0Mar 18, '07 by CritterLovernormal breath sounds are pretty subtle.
don't mean to sound like a smarty, but have you tried really paying attention?
i can remember having this problem when i was in school, and i just wasn't listening closely.
agree that it could be your stethascope, or maybe you need your hearing checked?
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