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

Ferns, Terry and West, Sue (2008) The art of auscultation: evaluating a patient's respiratory pathology. British Journal of Nursing, 17 (12). pp. 772-777. ISSN 0966-0461

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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
Members: Bucks New University
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2012 11:24
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2016 10:20
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/9883

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