Course Code: REL-SRC-0-RRABRS
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
Identify the anatomical points of reference of the thorax and the anatomical location and structure of the lungs
Differentiate between the different types of adventitious breath sounds
List the steps for auscultation of the lungs
Section 1: Introduction
A. Assessing Breath Sounds
Section 2: Basic Anatomy
A. Basic Anatomy
Section 3: Breath Sounds
A. Abnormal Adventitious
B. Activity – Identifying Breath Sounds
Section 4: Auscultation of the Lungs
A. General Principles
B. Preparing for Auscultation
C. Steps Involved – Anterior
D. Steps Involved – Posterior and Lateral
Section 5: Conclusion
Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA
Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA has worked in long-term care for 20 years. Mrs. Swann has worked in many positions including Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator and Nursing Home Administrator. Cheryl is certified in both Gerontological nursing and wound care. In the past, she has assisted in the operations of multiple nursing facilities, including staffing, payroll, public health concerns, family member issues, management of consultant relationships (e.g. pharmacy, dietary, etc.), and as an intermediary between long-term care facilities and doctors. Mrs. Swann worked closely with federal monitors and the Office of Inspector General in developing an effective Continuous Quality Improvement and compliance program in her organization. Mrs. Swann has presented nationally regarding effective Quality Assurance, Restraint Reduction, Wound Prevention, CMS Five Star Quality Rating System and Developing a Corporate Compliance Program. Her expertise includes staff training and development, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement initiatives, and policy development.
Disclosure: Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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