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Heart Sounds and Murmurs. Erickson. Book/CD

This book and cd define the concepts needed to learn or review cardiac auscultation. The combination of audio and text explains how to identify and interpret normal and common abnormal heart sounds. Some heart sounds are reproduced on a heart sound simulator. Others are recorded from real patients to distinguish between similar heart and lung sounds, and to help the listener select the heart sounds from the auditory milieu.

Covers the distinct heart sounds (S1 through S4) first, then graduates the listener to more complex sounds and murmurs. Builds upon the individual heart sounds by including end-of-chapter reinforcement in more than 170 self-learning, "unknown" heart sounds exercises and questions with answers. Also groups extraneous sounds around which normal heart sounds they are likely to be heard, i.e., "sounds around S1".

©2003. 90 min. WB 278.1 E68
Distributed by Elsevier

Normal and Abnormal Heart Sounds. Springhouse. Book/Audiocassette

This program is designed to improve your ability to auscultate heart sounds and enhance your understanding of their physiology. The tape has been recorded so that you can listen to the heart sounds sequentially as you read the book or so you can quickly locate any heart sound you wish to review.

©1990. WB 278.1 N842
Distributed by Springhouse

Clinical Auscultation of the Cardiovascular System. Audiocassette Series

Set of 10 recordings of heart sounds and murmurs. prepared by Dr. W. Proctor Harvey, director of cardiology, Georgetown University Hospital. Mitral Valve Prolapse, Potpourri of Heart Sounds and Murmurs, Clinical Significance of the 2nd Heart Sound: Normal and Abnormal Splitting, Clinical Significnce of the 2nd Heart Sound: Clues to Diagnosis, Extra Heart Sounds: Sounds in Diastole, Innocent Murmurs, Significant Murmurs, parts 1 & 2, Cardiac Quiz, parts 1 & 2.

©1997. WB 278.1 H342

Understanding Heart Sounds and Murmurs w/ an Intro to Lung Sounds. Tilkian. Book/Audiocassette

Ara Tilkian and Mary Conover discuss in the book the mechanisms and clinical implications of heart sounds and murmurs. They also discuss the hemodynamic determinants of normal heart sounds and the pathodynamics of extra sounds and murmurs. On the tape the normal heart sounds are repeated for comparison before the introduction of each new abnormality. There is also a chapter on lung sounds.

©2001. 60 min. WB 278.1 T573

Cardiac Signs and Symptoms.  DVD

  1. Recognize abnormal heart sounds; determine their probable causes; and intervene quickly and appropriately
  2. Learn where to best listen for an S2 or S4, how these sounds develop, and how to distinguish them from split heart sounds
  3. Identify the other signs and symptoms to look for if you detect an S2 in a patient with chronic heart failure
  4. Hear how it sounds when an S4 results from increased resistance to ventircular filling
  5. Determine how proper patient positioning and stethoscope placement can ensure accurate assessment of murmurs and other abnormal heart sounds
  6. Characterize a murmur's intensity, pitch, quality, shape and duration
  7. See how to measure jugular vein distention and what this finding indicates

©2006. WB 205 N974
Distributed by Blanchard & Loeb.


Fundamentals of Lung and Heart Sounds. 3rd ed. Wilkins, Hodgkin, Lopez. Book/CD

This program provides the information needed to interpret cardiopulmonary auscultation. Content includes cardiac anatomy and physiology and basic heart sounds, in addition to coverage of pulmonary anatomy and physiology, fundamentals of sound, bedside patient assessment, the stethoscope, mechanisms of lung and heart sounds, and the clinical applications of auscultation. Ten case studies are included.

©2004. WB 278 W685
Distributed by Elsevier.

Respiratory Signs & Symptoms.  DVD

  1. Learn where to listen for bronchial, bronchovesicular, and vesicular breath sounds & what those sounds mean
  2. Perform important assessment techniques, such as measuring diaphragmatic excursion and chest expansion
  3. Understand how pneumonia can produce coarse crackles, whispered pectoriloquy, bronchophony and egophony
  4. Hear how to distinguish between crackles and other adventitious sounds
  5. Learn what it can mean when a patient with dyspnea develops an accentuated pulmonic heart sound
  6. Recognize if your patient has a pleural friction rub or a pericardial friction rub

©2006. WB 205 N974
Distributed by Blanchard & Loeb

Normal and Abnormal Breath Sounds. Springhouse. Audiocassette

This program is designed to improve your ability to auscultate breath sounds and enhance your understanding of their physiology.

©1990. WB 278.2 N842

Understanding Lung Sounds. Lehrer. CD

Understanding Lung Sounds is a guide to understanding and interpreting normal and abnormal lung sounds. The package consists of 60 minutes of actual lung sounds on audio, plus a 160-page book. The audio teaches the user how to interpret, differentiate, and identify both normal and abnormal lung sounds step-by-step. The accompanying book provides a background with a review of pulmonary anatomy and physiology, instruction in the use of the stethoscope, a guide to assessment of the thorax, and a comprehensive guide to the recognition and differentiation of breath sounds.

©2005. 60 min. WB 278.2 L524
Distributed by Elsevier.

A Simplified Introduction to Lung Sounds. Murphy. Audiocassette

Raymond Murphy, M.D. teaches about normal breathing sounds, adventitious sounds, sounds in acute lung conditions, and chronic lung disease.

©1977. 60 min. WB 278.2 M978

Auscultation of Normal Breath Sounds.  CD

Offers instruction and review of the following material:  examining the chest, identifying normal breath, bilateral chest exam, and identifying lung lobes.  There is a video section where a patient is examined and a section where breath sounds are shown and played.  There is an exercise section to allow for practice of material presented as well as a self test section.

©1995. WB 278.2 A932
Distributed by Williams & Wilkins, an Elsevier company.


Assessing Heart Sounds. Videocassette

In this video you will hear and learn to identify normal and abnormal heart sounds and be shown what causes them physiologically.

©1988. 30 min. WB 278.1 A846

Assessing Breath Sounds. Video

In this video you will hear and learn to identify normal and abnormal breath sounds and be shown what causes them physiologically. Tips for accurate lung auscultation are also given.

©1988. 30 min. WB 278.2 A846
Distributed by Springhouse Corp.

Examination Techniques. Video

Presents the four major skills used in physical exam: inspection, palpation, percussion annd auscultation. The inspection sequence emphasizes the importance of appropriate lighting, patient communication, and privacy.

©1995. 10 min. WB 205 P578 Prog 23
Distributed by Mosby.

Auscultation of Normal Breath Sounds. CD

Instruction in examining the chest, identifying normal breath sounds, bilateral chest exam, and identifying lung lobes. There is an exercise section to allow for practice.

©1995. On all PCs
Distributed by Lippincott.

Percussion and Auscultation of the Lungs and Thorax. Parts 1 and 2. CD

Begins with an overview of pertinent features of the lungs and thorax. Describes the nature and characteristics of sounds as they relate to percussion and auscultation. Discusses the various percussion tones, including resonance, hyperresonance, tympany, flatness and dullness. Delineates the procedure for percussing the thorax.
Part 2 is a continuation of the same subject matter focusing on the essential aspects of auscultation of the lungs. Discusses breath sounds.

©1991. 28 min. each WB 278.2 P429 Prog 1 and 2
Distributed by Concept Media.

Respiratory System. Video

This tape instructs on how to perform a respiratory assessment. Inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation techniques are covered. Also included are the following clinically simulated breath sounds: tracheal, bronchovesicular, vesicular, crackles, wheezes and rhonchi.

©1992. 30 min. WF 141 R434
Distributed by Springhouse Corp.

Cardiac System. Video

Discusses how to obtain a cardiac health history. The areas of examination cover inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation. Throughout the video assessment alerts provide information on abnormal findings.

©1992. 30 min. WG 141 C267
Distributed by Springhouse Corp.