Pleural Rubs Auscultation Reference

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.

Pleural rubs are discontinuous or continuous, creaking or grating sounds. The sound has been described as similar to walking on fresh snow or a leather-on-leather type of sound. Coughing will not alter the sound. They are produced because two inflamed surfaces are sliding by one another, such as in pleurisy.

During auscultation, pleural rubs can usually be localized to a particular place on the chest wall. They also come and go.

Because these sounds occur whenever the patient's chest wall moves, they appear on inspiration and expiration. Pleural rubs stop when the patient holds her breath. If the rubbing sound continues while the patient holds a breath, it may be a pericardial friction rub.

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.
Plural rubs are creaking or grating sounds that have been described as being similar to walking on fresh snow or a leather-on-leather type of sound. Pleural rubs stop when the patient holds a breath.

Auscultation Method

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



Relevant Courses

If you wish to review a complete mobile concerning Pleural Rubs 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.

Pleural Rubs Auscultation Reference







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