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Lecture Overview

A concise lecture explaining a key skill set that many nurses and healthcare professionals can find daunting - listening to heart sounds! Joanne Reading, in her well-known, engaging manner explains how to auscultate normal heart sounds easily and accurately. Using simple yet memorable examples, analogies, and key tips to differentiate between normal and abnormal heart sounds, this lecture is not to be missed!


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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


42 Total Rating(s)
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Lijia Fan
14 Mar 2020

it is impressive and helpful

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Bev Brown
08 Mar 2020

Joanna is so easy to listen to very engaging

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10 Jan 2020

Very well explained with an engaging presenter.

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Michelle Cole
29 Oct 2019

Excellent presentation. Very easy to follow.

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Catherine Papadopoulos
15 Oct 2019

Great presenter very informative

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Jenna He
12 Oct 2019

A very innovative teaching! Thank you

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Alicia White
04 Sep 2019

Excellent speaker. Very knowledgeable and easy to understand.

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Lorna McDonagh
30 Aug 2019

great session information clear and easy to follow

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Jenny Penny
21 Aug 2019

Clear, concise and engaging

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Suzanne Cook
19 Aug 2019

Great resource. Engaging and informative. I will most definitely recommend this to colleagues.