AUSCULTATION AWARENESS: HELPFUL STETHOSCOPE TIPS

AUSCULTATION AWARENESS: HELPFUL STETHOSCOPE TIPS

Posted on: August 12th, 2020

AUSCULTATION AWARENESS: HELPFUL STETHOSCOPE TIPS

 

 

 

Sound loses quality when it travels through the patient’s clothing. You can buy the best stethoscope in the world, but if you use it over clothing, you are blocking sound from ever reaching it. Place the stethoscope directly on the patient’s skin, exposing the patient’s skin when necessary to auscultate a blood pressure, lung sounds or heart sounds.

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