Card Set Information
breath sounds 121 study guid
Intensity: Loud, predominatly on expiration
Pitch: High on inspirations, low on expiration
Intensity: Loud on inspiration, soft to absent on expiration
Fluid like sound, bubbling high-pitched
Crackles or Rales
Coarse rattling, gurgling, harsh moaning or snoaring quality. My be cleared by cough
Gurgles or Rhonchi
Creaking, whistling, high-pitched, musical squeaks
Grated or squeaking sounds
Pleural Friction Rub
Long inspiratory Phase, short expiratory phase, rustling or swishing quality
Short inspiratory phase, louder expiratory phase, brief pause between inspiratory and expiratory phase
High pitched sounds, loud, harsh, tubular
What positions will the patient be placed in to auscultate breath sounds?
Sitting, Supine, or semi fowlers
Identify the anatomic site where the Bronchial is located.
Identify the anatomic site where the Vesicular is located?
Base of the Lung
What is the cause of Rales?
What is the cause of Rhonchi?
Airways are inflammed
What is the cause of Friction Rub
Pleural Sac is inflammed and rubbing togeather
What is the Best position for Mrs. Bayton to effectively assess posterior breath sounds
sitting on bedside leaning over the bedside table
An effective routine or pattern to follow in asusculatating breath sounds is
Apical to base, comparing right side to left side.
During auscultation, you would ask Mrs. Bayton to:
breath deeply, mouth open
The breath sounds with the longest inspiratory phase are
Bronchial breath sounds are usually:
loud, high pitched and hollow
While auscultating Mrs. Bayton's chest, you note soft low pitched breath sounds over most of her lungs, These sounds are:
Deep gasping type of respirations associated with acidotic conditions
Ability to breath only in a sitting position
Temporary Absence of breathing
Decreased oxygen concentration of arterial blood
Unimpaired or normal respirations
Irregular rapid respirations followed by periods of apnea and hyperventilation.