Bronchial

Virtual Auscultation

patient torso with stethoscope chestpiece
patient position during auscultation

The patient's position should be seated.

Lesson

Bronchial breath sounds are hollow, tubular sounds that are higher pitched compared to vesicular sounds. They can be auscultated over the trachea where they are considered normal. There is a distinct pause in the sound between inspiration and expiration. I:E ratio is 1:3.

Waveform




Authors and Reviewers

Authored by Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD and David Lieberman, Developer, Virtual Cardiac Patient. Medically reviewed by Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN. Last Update: 11/28/2021


An error has occurred. This application may no longer respond until reloaded. Reload 🗙