:uhoh21: I've got less than 2 months before I graduate and start working as an RN and I am still having problems with certain aspects of assessment (and assessments are sooo important!!!).
First of all, I always have a difficult time auscultating breath sounds. I always pick up sounds from the tubing, my finger, other bodily sounds, etc. I'm looking into getting a better stethoscope and would like some opinions on the best out there. Also maybe some tips on how you hold the stethoscope to minimize interference.
Secondly, I have the hardest time feeling pedal pulses. I even have a hard time feeling them on myself. When I do feel it, it feels like a 1+ when it feels normal to other people. And if pulses are weak, they feel absent to me. But I can feel other pulses just fine.
I appreciate any input. Thanks