Basics of Lung Sounds

Auscultation Course Overview

The goal of this basic course in lung sounds is to improve auscultation observational skills. We focus on describing important breath sounds and in providing recordings of each. Many students find that waveform tracings aid in learning lung sounds; we have included dynamic (moving cursor) waveforms with each lesson. The anatomy pages use illustrations to reveal an example of each lung sound (anatomy not yet available on smartphones). 

About the author:
Diane Wrigley , Physician Assistant and national educator for continuing education.

How To Use Course Lessons

Please use good quality headphones or earphones.

Each lesson consists of multiple pages: text description with audio recording and  dynamic waveform pages. Most lessons include a cardiac or lung animation as well. To navigate pages within a lesson, use the navigation bar which will appear on each lesson page.

After completing a lesson, use the blue arrows to view the next lesson. Lessons can also be accessed by using the Table of Contents found in the left margin.


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