Nursing Know-How: Evaluating Heart & Breath Sounds
  • Nursing Know-How: Evaluating Heart & Breath Sounds
  • Nursing Know-How: Evaluating Heart & Breath Sounds

Nursing Know-How: Evaluating Heart & Breath Sounds

by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
     
 

This volume of the new Nursing Know-How series offers how-to guidance on the latest techniques for evaluating heart and breath sounds. The book is written in paragraph and bulleted format, with numerous illustrations and flow charts.

Know-How icons offer expert tips on where to listen with the stethoscope, how to differentiate sounds, what technique

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Overview

This volume of the new Nursing Know-How series offers how-to guidance on the latest techniques for evaluating heart and breath sounds. The book is written in paragraph and bulleted format, with numerous illustrations and flow charts.

Know-How icons offer expert tips on where to listen with the stethoscope, how to differentiate sounds, what technique works best, and how to evaluate findings. Case Clip icons present real-life emergent scenarios, showing what the nurse heard and how the rapid response team intervened to avert crisis. Age Alert icons offer guidelines on age-specific differences in sounds and assessment techniques.

An accompanying audio CD contains over 80 heart sounds and over 60 breath sounds, keyed to the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781792035
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
Nursing Know-How Series
Edition description:
Book and CD
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors and consultants

Audio CD cues: Heart Sounds

Audio CD cues: Breath Sounds

Part I: Heart Sounds

1. Anatomy and physiology
2. Cardiovascular assessment
3. Cardiac auscultation
4. Heart sound origins
5. S1 and S2 heart sounds
6. S3 and S4 heart sounds
7. Other diastolic and systolic sounds
8. Murmur fundamentals
9. Systolic murmurs
10. Diastolic murmurs
11. Continuous murmurs
12. Other auscultatory sounds
13. Cardiovascular disorders

Part II: Breath Sounds

14. Anatomy and physiology
15. Respiratory system assessment
16. Introduction to breath sounds
17. Normal breath sounds
18. Bronchial breath sounds
19. Abnormal voice sounds
20. Absent and diminished breath sounds
21. Adventitious sounds: Crackles
22. Adventitious sounds: Wheezes
23. Respiratory disorders

Appendices:

  • Appendix A: Auscultation findings for common cardiovascular disorders
  • Appendix B: Auscultation findings for common respiratory disorders

Selected references

Index

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