Hey ya’ll. I have found some great resources for learning heart sounds. I am so excited that I found these. Click HERE to go to another website to listen to a WIDE variety of different heart sounds and get some other great information about heart and lung sounds. I wish I had known about this site a long time ago.
This Emergency Medicine Resident does an awsome job explaining the heart sounds in an easy to understand manner. I was so impressed with his entire demeanor. It is well worth spending 20 minutes to watch the video. It will help tremendously once you start your clinical rotations.
I found a site that explains breath sounds clearly and in an easy to understand format. There are also several sound clips of various lung sounds. Click HERE to go to the site.
This is a great video with sound clips of what each of these lung sounds sound like.
OK. So, last week, our checkoff day for the physical assessment had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather. In a way, I guess that was good for some in the class. It gave the class extra time to study for everything. However, it also gave us extra time to worry and be anxious about it. In addition to this, we had to go ahead and continue on with the next module. This can sometimes be a bad thing, as it can be confusing. Nonetheless, we are scheduled to do our checkoffs this Thursday instead. Guess what? There is yet another winter weather warning out for guess when. You got it. . .Wednesday afternoon and night. If this happens, the school will be closed again on Thursday. I don’t know about everyone else, but I am ready to just get it done and move on to the next phase.
Hi all. Anxiety is really starting to set in about doing our Physical Assessment Validation on Thursday. I am so nervous that I am going to forget something. I have been doing focused assessments for so long, I had to use a LOT of time studying the various points of doing the entire body assessment, not to mention remembering the exact and appropriate things that we are supposed to verbally say out loud to our instructor.
Today, my plan is to do the assessment over and over and over again on my daughter until I can do it with my eyes closed. I don’t care if I am up all night doing this. I don’t want to go in there Thursday and embarrass myself. I set standards for myself extremely high. If I go in there and mess this up, I am going to be so disappointed in myself. I am also now starting to worry about the actual exam part of Thursday because I have been focusing so much time on doing the assessment correctly. Read the rest of this entry
I am having a difficult time remembering the placement of the lymph nodes in the neck. As part of our validation for Head-to-Toe Assessment, we have to know the location of the lymph nodes to palpate in the neck. I found this picture @ http://www.nursing-help.com/2012/05/nursing-assessment-of-head-and-neck.html that shows the locations well.
I am posting several videos in this post. All the videos are our skills validation for the Head to Toe Physical Assessment. The videos are great, but the sound quality is not all that good. Nonetheless, I need to be able to refer back to these on a continual basis. I want to be able to access all of them in one place.
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