The art of auscultation: evaluating a patient's respiratory pathology
Ferns, Terry and West, Susan (2008) The art of auscultation: evaluating a patient's respiratory pathology. British Journal of Nursing, 17 (12). pp. 772-777. ISSN 0966-0461 (Print) 0966-0461 (Online)Full text not available from this repository.
This article considers national policy drivers promoting the development of advanced assessment skills and practical procedures for the safe and effective use of the stethoscope in the clinical area. The evidence base underpinning effective use of the stethoscope in clinical practice is explored, including the preparation of the patient and the environment, applying infection control policies, and placing an emphasis on privacy and dignity. This is followed by a practical guide to auscultation technique of the respiratory system for nurses developing advanced practice skills.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||assessment, respiratory auscultation, stethoscope, systematic evaluation|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RT Nursing|
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Health & Social Care|
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Acute & Continuing Care
|Last Modified:||11 Jan 2011 11:15|
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