Auscultate S1 and S2 at aortic, pulmonic, tricuspid and mitral areas for rate and rhythm and location of extra sounds.
Listen at apex for full minute.
Ease of respirations and use of accessory muscles
Auscultate the: anterior chest (8 areas), posterior chest (10 areas), lateral chest (5 areas each side). Should hear Bronchial, Bronchovesicular and vesicular, but not rales (crackles), Ronchi (growling), or wheezing.
- Anterior Lung Sounds
- Posterior Lung Sound Locations
- Posterior Lung Sounds
Symmetry, Anteroposterior to Transverse diameter should be 1:2 to 5:7