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.
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
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
General --- generation, timing, pitch, quality, intensity
The murmur --- innocent or organic
Ejection Systolic Murmurs
Regurgitant Systolic Murmurs
The Innocent Systolic Murmur
General --- generation, timing, pitch, quality, intensity, propagation.
Regurgitant Diastolic Murmurs
Obstructive Diastolic Murmurs
Flow diastolic murmurs
General --- generation, timing, clinical significance
Organic Continuous Murmurs
ABNORMALITIES OF THE "NORMAL" HEART SOUNDS
Abnormal Intensity --- too soft, too loud,variation of.
Gallop or Trippled Rhythm
ABNORMAL HEART SOUNDS
The Third Heart Sound
The Fourth Heart Sound
Ejection Clicks --- pulmonary, aortic.
Opening snaps --- mitral, tricuspid.