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Breath Sounds Multiple Choice

Skill - Breath Sounds
Practice Instructions:
Match the following by placing the correct letter in front of the definition or correct statement.
__J___ Listening to breath sounds using a stethoscope.
__E___ Known as abnormal breath sounds.
__C___ Sounds are best heard when the client breathes deeply thru this orifice.
__G___ The diaphragm of the stethoscope should be placed firmly over these anatomical sites to best auscultate breath
__D___ An adventitious sound commonly heard in the lung bases. It is due to “sudden reinflation” of groups of alveoli.
It sounds like “crushing cellophane.”
__F___ Low pitched, continuous sounds heard more during expiration. They are primarily heard over the trachea. The
cause is fluid or mucous in larger airways causing turbulence.
__H___ High pitched “musical sounds” heard during inspiration and expiration caused by a narrowed bronchus.
__B___ Grating quality best heard during inspiration. It is caused from parietal pleura rubbing against visceral pleura.
__K___ The correct sequence to auscultate the thorax (lung fields)
A. Ribs
B. Pleural Friction Rub
C. Mouth
D. Crackles (Rales)
E. Adventitious sounds
F. Rhonchi
G. Intercostal spaces
H. Wheezes
I. Nose
J. Auscultation
K. Posterior, Lateral, Anterior