Improving Your Auscultation Skills
Auscultation is a clinical skill worth learning.
The ability to accurately identify various heart, lung, and bowel sounds can help you quickly and efficiently assess patients and monitor their condition.
3M™ Littmann® Stethoscope will help you perform a proper auscultation:
- A stethoscope with both a bell and diaphragm (or the capacity to act as a bell and diaphragm) is essential.
- Dual-lumen tubing combines two sound paths in one tube, eliminating the rubbing noise of traditional double tubes.
- Listen high or low frequency sounds by slightly adjusting pressure on the chestpiece.
If you wish to check your auscultation skills and learn more, get the 3M™ Littmann® Learning Institute App on your mobile device and it will help you improve your auscultation skills and use your stethoscope more effectively. This unique and interactive educational app includes self-paced lessons with heart and lung sounds, patient scenarios to help improve your diagnostic thinking, self-tests to track your progress, a sound library, and more.
After buying a Littmann stethoscope download the app on your device, then enter a serial number of your stethoscope and have the possibility to apply your auscultation skills against a library of clinical scenarios and learn normal and pathological heart and lung sounds for free.
Track your progress as you learn and test yourself against best practice using a range of heart and lung sounds. Then apply your knowledge to a variety of real patient simulations.
For those who wish to try the app and don’t have a Littmann yet, there’s the option to download the app for 30 days freely.
Please note, that only the English version of the app is available.
Download the 3M™ Littmann® Learning Institute App now!