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Teach and Learn Heart Auscultation

We recommend Auscultation Training System (software) called Ears On. Cardiac Auscultation Teaching Program -- Ears On from Corsonics is developed by
Dr. Douglas Roy, MD, Pediatric Cardiologist, Dalhousie University (Canada).
System is especially suitable for medical students and teaching faculty.
It contains over 300+ Heart Sounds. It is  Excellent Stand Alone Teaching
Tool and is also a great tool in Conjunction with Phonocardiograph Monitor (ED)
Available for students for $89.

Purchase Clinical Heart Sounds for Auscultation Training - special extract from Ears On (for iPod, MP3 Player, CD Player, Computer) developed by Dr. Douglas Roy - 30 clinical heart sounds with extra brief annotations recorded separately=> $30 USD.
For physicians, nurses, medical professionals, students.

D.L. Roy, MD: Chapter -- Cardiovascular Assessment of Infants and Children

Use of this tool is described in the following articles:

Roy D, Sargeant J, Gray J, Hoyt B, Allen M, Fleming M. Helping family physicians improve their cardiac auscultation skills with an interactive CD-ROM. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2002 Summer;22(3):152-9.
PMID: 12227237

Finley J.P. ,Sharratt G.P., Nanton M.A., Chen R.P., Roy D.L., Paterson G.,Auscultation of the heart: a trial of classroom teaching versus computer-based independent learning. Med Educ. 1998 Jul;32(4):357-61

Mahnke CB, Nowalk A, Hofkosh D, Zuberbuhler JR, Law YM, Comparison of two educational interventions on pediatric resident auscultation skills. Pediatrics. 2004 May;113(5):1331-5.

Table of contents:

CARDIAC SOUND --- generation, frequency, transmission.
THE HUMAN EAR and AUSCULTATION
THE STETHOSCOPE
WIGGERS DIAGRAM
HOW TO LISTEN
ANATOMY and HEART SOUNDS;
NORMAL HEART SOUNDS
   General --- generation, pitch, timing, intensity
   First Heart Sound
   Second Heart Sound
   Third Heart Sound
   Listening for heart sounds in each area
HEART MURMURS
   General --- generation, timing, pitch, quality, intensity
   The murmur --- innocent or organic
   Systolic Murmurs
      Ejection Systolic Murmurs
      Regurgitant Systolic Murmurs
      The Innocent Systolic Murmur
   Diastolic Murmurs
      General --- generation, timing, pitch, quality, intensity, propagation.
      Regurgitant Diastolic Murmurs
      Obstructive Diastolic Murmurs
      Flow diastolic murmurs
   Continuous Murmurs
      General --- generation, timing, clinical significance
      Organic Continuous Murmurs
      Venous hum
ABNORMALITIES OF THE "NORMAL" HEART SOUNDS
   Abnormal Intensity --- too soft, too loud,variation of.
   Abnormal Splitting
   Gallop or Trippled Rhythm
ABNORMAL HEART SOUNDS
   The Third Heart Sound
   Tumor Plop
   The Fourth Heart Sound
   Ejection Clicks --- pulmonary, aortic.
   Opening snaps --- mitral, tricuspid.
   Mid-Systolic Clicks
EXTRACARDIAC SOUNDS.
   Pericardial Friction
   Pericardial Knock
   Mediastinal Crunch
   Diastolic Rustle
   Respiratory Souffle

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Last modified: 02/02/09