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Lecture Overview

This concise but informative presentation will remind you just where to place the stethoscope on the chest when conducting a respiratory assessment. Why should we listen above the clavicle? What does a tracheal breath sound versus a peripheral breath sound, sound like? Learn all this and more in this fascinating refresher.


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John Serginson

John Serginson has been a Nurse Practitioner: respiratory care at the Caboolture Hospital since 2010. He completed his Nurse Practitioner master's degree at the University of Queensland (UQ) with clinical training at The Prince Charles Hospital. He is an adjunct lecturer in the UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery. With 29 years’ experience as a nurse (16 in respiratory care), his research interests include domiciliary oxygen, inhaled therapy, and COPD models of care.




56 Total Rating(s)

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Felix Haywood
20 Mar 2019

Excellent refresher for respiratory assessments.

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Sarah Trussell
18 Mar 2019

Clear, concise and easy to understand. Thank you

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Laura Chapman
17 Mar 2019

Short and to the point making it easier to remember.

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Stephen Payne
15 Mar 2019

Concise and well structured tutorial.

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Jennifer Wallis
14 Mar 2019

Great, simple and clear, easy to listen to and informative

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Maritza Castillo
14 Mar 2019

Great refreshment, informative.

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Nicole Frost
11 Mar 2019

good refresher information

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Leonie Weiss
10 Mar 2019

I found this resource informative and relevant in my practice

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Jenna He
10 Mar 2019

Thank you for all the tips!

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Gladys Dube
07 Mar 2019

I benefited from this knowledge and learning experience. I gained new knowledge that will help me improve in my skills when taking care of my patients. Last year we experienced an out break of flu which resulted to some patients detoriarted with pneumonia . Some nurses had no experience or confidence to listen to the chest sounds.