The Auscultation Assistant
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Mamie Swift (Student)
This is a really smple website that is still incredibly useful. I've used this in both paramedic and nursing school, and the explanation juxtaposed with the sound file is especially helpful.
Madeleine Hughes (Student)
Sammi Shepard (Student)
This material is easy for any student to understand whether they are an audio, visual, or lecture learner. The provided audio portion makes these abnormalities easier to understand than reading a textbook or even being taught in lecture.
Jaime Hannans (Faculty)
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JoAnne Raatz (Faculty)
Excellent! The only thing I would add would be graphic of a beating heart with valves and blood flow visible.
Donna Sandretto (Faculty)
Easy to understand text and clear sounds
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Mariel Yap-Diangco (Student)
site has clear descriptions of the various abnormal heart and lung sounds and is
accompanied with actual audio that further enhanced my learning! It is also
user friendly with a section on physiology to better understand the abnormal
Erica Brim (Student)
resources I've received in class about lung sounds and abnormal heart sounds.
The content was very informative as well. I think it is a great tool to add to
the lectures on these topics and will recommend it to my professors.
Sandy Vang (Student)
student hearing the lungs sound have make me understand more and how to
differentiate between abnormal sounds.
heart and lung sounds. I did find some of the other heart sounds a bit too
advanced for me at this point, but I know that I will want to come back to this
site as I advance in education and clinical practice.
Jamie Tucker (Student)
sounds. I have found that the quality of sound differs depending on the
computer one is using. I listened to all the sounds and found myself deeply in
thought trying to find the abnormality. It is a great way to not only learn
about heart and lung sounds but to develop a keen sense of deciphering with
Although this site is intended for medical students I can see value in the site
for college and high school students. It has practical application in what the
students are learning in terms of structure and function.
before the sound quality can vary amoung different computer systems. That was
the only problem that I encountered.
paramedics at our town's ambulance base. I then developed a lesson plan that
uses this site to supplement material in the cardiac unit in a paramedic class.
The following are comments that my husband has made about this site:
In comparing the sounds in this site to patient heart sounds heard on my
ambulance calls was a good way of reminding me how much it was stressed in my
original paramedic classes to differentiate between healthy heart sounds and
pathological ones. When I bring a patient with no prior heart disease history
into the emergency department it is not enough to tell the attending doctor that
'something sounds funny.' This site offers tools to help sharpen my clinical
information presented was of benefit to both the layman interested in heart
sounds, as well as a medical student first learning cardiology. Links were
available for detailed definitions of terms as well as pointers to other sites
that dealt with lung sounds which is important because you need to differentiate
between heart and lung sounds. It is good to have a site that requires no
add-in to be downloaded in order to take advantage of the audio portion. The
Agilent link did not work, but did not detract from the effectiveness of the
Donald Kelly (Faculty)
Sound quality is excellent (important for this resource), written commentary
Would be extremely helpful in academic (anatomy and physiology and clinical
(nursing, respiratory care) setting
Interface intuitively obvious and easy to use
Joachim FERRER (Faculty)
Very down to earth and clear explanations of each concept presented. Students
will find it a good introductions to heart and lung sounds and for periodic
review. Need more lung sounds.