Whispered Pectoriloquy - Healthy Auscultation Reference

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heart lung sounds waveform patient normal speed
heart lung sounds waveform patient half speed

Lesson

For heart sounds listen to the synthetic sound while reviewing this lesson.

When a patient whispers '1-2-3', the voice high frequencies, or soft vowel sounds are dampened in a normal lung.

Ask the patient to whisper '1-2-3' several times while auscultating the chest walls. Over healthy lung areas, '1-2-3' is not intelligible.

Compare this sound to the recording found in the "Whispered Pectoriloquy - Abnormal" lesson.

The waveform(s) seen above are a chart of sound amplitude (loudness) on the vertical axis against time on the horizontal axis.


Listening Tips

A summary of the key aspects of this heart or lung sound.
Ask patient to whisper 1-2-3 several times. Auscultate chest walls. Over healthy lung areas, '1-2-3' is not intelligible.

Auscultation Method

maneuver
The recommended patient position is sitting
torso
For this sound, use stethoscope's diaphragm The recommended auscultation position for the stethoscope is posterior-3l



Relevant Courses

If you wish to review a complete mobile concerning Whispered Pectoriloquy - Healthy Auscultation Reference and related heart sounds, the modules(s) listed below may be useful. Each lesson includes text that explains the auscultatory sound and its clinical significance. The lesson also includes an audio track for playback. A waveform provides a great way to visualize the sounds. Finally, we also include an animation video. For heart sounds, the video illustrates heart muscle and valve movements along with blood flow. For lung sounds, the primary source of the sounds can be seen. Each module also includes a quiz.

Whispered Pectoriloquy - Healthy Auscultation Reference







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