Designed to help readers understand the origins of lung and heart sounds, this text and CD provide all the essential information needed to interpret cardiopulmonary auscultation for accurate, efficient patient care. Content has been expanded in this edition to include cardiac anatomy and physiology and basic heart sounds, in addition to coverage of pulmonary anatomy and physiology, physics of sounds, bedside patient assessment, the stethoscope, mechanisms of lung and heart sounds, and the clinical applications of auscultation. Case studies and other learning features strengthen essential critical thinking skills for the clinical environment.
Table of Contents
1. Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology 2. Physics of Sound 3. Bedside Patient Assessment 4. The Stethoscope 5. Terminology and Mechanisms of Lung Sounds 6. Terminology and Mechanisms of Heart Sounds 7. Clinical Application of Lung Sounds 8. Clinical Application of Heart Sounds 9. Case Studies Appendixes Examples of Lung Sounds and Heart Sounds on Audio Program Post-Test Glossary