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Cover image for lecture: How to Identify Heart Murmurs

Lecture Overview

Following on from Joanne's 'Normal and Abnormal Heart Sounds' video, this lecture goes on to explain how to recognise a murmur and its causes and how learning to correctly listen to heart sounds can help you differentiate between valvular stenosis and regurgitation (includes audio examples). We recommend you listen to the 'Normal and Abnormal Heart Sounds' lecture as a basic overview before undertaking this learning.


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Joanne Reading

Joanne Reading is a clinical educator within the 42-bed ICU at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, which also services critically ill patients from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Royal Women’s Hospital. Joanne holds a critical care graduate certificate and a master of health science with a focus on education. She is also the author of her own nursing education website called 'Blogging for your Noggin'. With a special interest in all things cardiac and respiratory. Joanne is passionate about ensuring that education not only fosters critical thinking but is entertaining in the process! See Educator Profile


27 Total Rating(s)
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Emily Skinner
14 Mar 2020

Good information - recommend having a listen

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Lucila Tooley
13 Mar 2020

Very informative and engaging.

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Glenys Hamilton
26 Feb 2020

Well worth taking this course. I would recommend it to any nurse who already has some cardio knowledge or none at all.

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Julie Allen
12 Sep 2019

A really engaging way of describing the different heart sounds and which valve could be causing the problem.

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Lorna McDonagh
30 Aug 2019

excellent information

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Kathryn O'mara
29 Aug 2019

Lub Dub it has been a while

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Andrea Notting
28 Aug 2019


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Timothy Emerton
07 Aug 2019

Excellent resourse

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Gina Sartor
01 Aug 2019

very good overall intense at times

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Michelle (Michele) Pinci
25 Jul 2019

Joanne presents her topics clearly and from a clinicians perspective. I value what she has presented to assist me in my own practice.