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Lecture Overview

This concise but informative presentation will remind you just where to place the stethoscope on the chest when conducting a respiratory assessment. Why should we listen above the clavicle? What does a tracheal breath sound versus a peripheral breath sound, sound like? Learn all this and more in this fascinating refresher.


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John Serginson

John Serginson has been a nurse practitioner: respiratory care at the Caboolture Hospital since 2010. He completed his nurse practitioner master's degree at the University of Queensland (UQ) with clinical training at The Prince Charles Hospital. He is an adjunct lecturer in the UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery. With 29 years’ experience as a nurse (16 in respiratory care), his research interests include domiciliary oxygen, inhaled therapy and COPD models of care. See Educator Profile


119 Total Rating(s)
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Sharon Clear
01 Nov 2019

This presentation was excellent. I liked the way he gave examples of the breath sounds and the areas of the lungs that the sounds can be heard.

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Ze Liu
28 Jun 2019

during assessment, no movement between stesthcope and skin never listen over the clothe, bras not over ribs, move over the hair apex on the top could be linked to lung cancer bottom part could be linked to left ventricular failure and plural effusion

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Kelly Davis
05 Jun 2019

An excellent resource to aid in respiratory assessments.

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Wei Qiu
31 May 2019

This is a very practical lecture.

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Christine Mann
31 May 2019

Well presented and very informative.

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Tina Stewart
29 May 2019

I found this lecture ever helpful

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Patricia Gardner
27 May 2019

Very easy to follow and listen to with a humorous touch.

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Suzette Kirk
27 May 2019

This course was a great refresher in distinguishing different lung sounds.

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Sue de Muelenaere
26 May 2019

Presenter was engaging and had some very good practical tips and pointers.

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Catherine Marian Bulger
26 May 2019

very informative