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The art of auscultation: evaluating a patient's respiratory pathology

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 (doi:https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2008.17.12.30307)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: assessment, respiratory auscultation, stethoscope, systematic evaluation
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:06
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2252

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