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Author Coviello, Jessica Shank, author

Title Auscultation skills : breath & heart sounds / Jessica Shank Coviello, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, Associate Professor, Yale University School of Nursing, West Campus, West Haven, Connecticut
Edition Fifth edition
Published Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Health, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 239 pages) : color illustrations
Contents The heart and auscultation -- Heart sound dynamics -- The first heart sound -- The second heart sound -- The third and fourth heart sounds -- Other diastolic and systolic sounds -- Murmur fundamentals -- Systolic murmurs -- Diastolic murmurs -- Continuous murmurs -- Other auscultatory sounds -- The respiratory system and auscultation -- Introduction to breath sounds -- Breath sounds heard in healthy individuals -- Bronchial breath sounds -- Abnormal voice sounds -- Absent and diminished breath sounds -- Classifying adventitious sounds -- Adventitious sounds : crackles -- Adventitious sounds : wheezes
Summary "Auscultation Skills: Breath & Heart Sounds, Fifth Edition, pinpoints exactly how, where, and why breath and heart sounds occur and helps you to differentiate normal from abnormal sounds quickly and accurately ... This compact, practical book will improve your ability to auscultate for heart and breath sounds, and enhance your understanding of their physiology. Throughout, the book references corresponding tracks on the accompanying website, enabling users to listen to the sounds immediately after reading about the anatomical and physiologic changes associated with the sounds. With full coverage of heart and breath sounds from the simple to the complex this comprehensive text explains heart and breath sound fundamentals including basic anatomy and physiology, best auscultation locations, tips on how to identify each sound, and what to document during a physical examination. Auscultation Skills: Breath & Heart Sounds, Fifth Edition offers practicing nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants a solid basis for recognizing and differentiating among abnormal breath and heart sounds to help them accurately interpret what they hear and then apply that knowledge toward a proper diagnosis and treatment regimen."--Provided by publisher
Notes Preceded by Auscultation skills. 4th ed. c2010
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 218) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Heart Auscultation -- methods.
Heart Sounds -- physiology.
Respiratory Sounds -- physiology.
Auscultation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Heart -- Sounds -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Hemodynamics -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Examination Question.
Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1469832496 (electronic book)
9781469832494 (electronic book)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)
OTHER TI Preceded by (work): Auscultation skills