When I listened all I could hear was the vent pushing the air in. It kind of reminded me of watching a war movie and hearing rapid gunshots firing in the background. I couldn't really hear anything else besides that loud noise. Is it possible to hear regular or adventitious lung sounds when the vent is running? Does it just take practice? Any audio files online to listen to help become more familiar with this situation?
The client also has the ability to frog-breathe for a little bit (diaphragm muscle has atrophied) and I listened to that while being off the vent and it sounded very faint to me, just like wisps of air, yet O2 sats are still good, is that expected or do I need to listen better?
I plan on asking the client's longtime nurse about this but was wondering what any pulmonary nurses had to say. Thank you!