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Expiration Date: January 31, 2017
Improve your ability to auscultate breath sounds and interpret findings with this practical course. It describes normal and abnormal lung sounds, best auscultation sites, and tips for identifying each sound. Age-related differences in respiratory A & P and auscultory changes across the lifespan are highlighted. It also translates common auscultory English/Spanish terms. Rapid review flowcharts of common findings help you recognize and determine interventions.
- Describe the normal anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system.
- Discuss the fundamentals of auscultation of the respiratory system.
- Identify normal respiratory auscultation findings.
- Describe abnormal breath and voice sounds.
- Explain etiologies of abnormal breath sounds.
- Recognize adventitious breath sounds and their significance.
Anne Manton, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, FAEN, (workbook editor) has enjoyed a 30-year career in nursing education and clinical practice. She has taught medical-surgical nursing at the undergraduate (BSN) and graduate (MSN) levels. Emergency nursing has been her clinical specialty area. She has published numerous publications and presents locally and nationally on various nursing topics. She has held leadership positions in several nursing organizations and is the recipient of numerous awards for her significant contributions to her profession. She is a nurse planner for Western Schools.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.