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Heart and Lung Sounds

Auscultation, is the process for which to listen to the internal sounds of the body, by using a tool such as a stethoscope. To listen to the major organs such as heart, lungs and gastrointestinal system you need good equipment and very in-tune listening skills. We offer an abundance of high quality auscultation simulators for instructors to train a group, small or large, to identify the most basic heart and lung conditions. We even have Auscultation Practice boards, where when coupled with different devices such as Smartscopes, trainers and remotes, can be built into a Complete Auscultation Training Station.

What exactly is Auscultation? We know the definition but here is a bit more indepth information. When a person breathes, the movement of air in and out of the respiratory system produces breath sounds. Breath sounds are transmitted through the chest wall and may be heard through the diaphragm (flat piece) of a stethoscope placed firmly against the chest wall. Auscultation of the lungs is the most important examining technique for assessing airflow through the tracheobronchial tree. Auscultation of the heart and gastrointestinal system (bowel sounds) are also two critical parts of diagnosis internal issues of a patient past and present. Learning this technique as a nurse, doctor or anyone in the medical field is of the utmost importance.