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Auscultation: Heart and Breath Sounds: Auscultation

Sources for learning heart and lung (breath) sounds.

STS Program in the Online Testing Center

The Library's Online Testing Center on the 2nd floor (Rm. 238), has 10 PCs with the STS program and include a special pulse box and heart sound box to be used with your own stethoscope.

Free

Available on campus only

Ask for CDs at the Access Services Desk on the 2nd floor (These may be checked out for personal use.)

  • Heart Sounds: Basic cardiac auscultation (companion to Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking) - Call # WB 205 B329 2003
  • Auscultation Skills: Breath and heart sounds - Call # WG 141.5 A9 A932 2006
  • Nursing know-how: Evaluating heart and breath sounds - Call # WY 49 N97495 2009
  • Audio Digest, Internal Medicine section [Breathing (not so) easy, 56 issue 8, April 2009; Cardiac arrhythmias, 56 issue 24, December 2009]
  • 3M Littmann Stethoscopes Study Guide - Call # WG 141.5 A9 T531c 2006
  • 3M Littmann Stethoscopes Introduction to Heart Sounds - Call # WG 141.5 A9 T531i 2006

The PCs on the Library's 2nd floor have Heart and Breath Sounds files loaded for your use.

In the SOM folder on the Desktop:

  • Shortcut name: Breath Sounds v. 2.0 - opens program Auscultation of Breath Sounds. Lippinocott Williams and Wilkins; 1998.

In the POM folder on the Desktop:

  • Shorcut name: Heart Sounds - opens the program Physiological Origins of Heart Sounds and Murmurs. Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Blaufus Medical Multimedia; 1995.
  • Shortcut name: Cardiac POM2 - opens the program Learning Cardiac Auscultation. Cardionics and Quantum Technologies; 2001.
  • Shortcut name: Lung POM2 - opens the program Learning Lung Sounds. Stethographics; 2001.
  • Folder name: Cardioncs - STS - contains
    • Cardionics - STS - Lesson 1
    • Cardionics - STS - Lesson 2
    • Cardionics - STS - Lesson 3
    • Cardionics - STS - Lesson 4
    • Cardionics - STS - Review

Available off campus

Access Medicine:  The videos linked here are imbedded in Current DX & TX and Degowin's Diagnostic Examination.  The links below will run script on the Access Medicine site to retrieve videos on topic. 

   Heart Sounds 

   Breath Sounds

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