This Heart Murmur Recognition Program is designed to teach you to distinguish between the normal, vibrating murmur and the abnormal, more harsh sounding murmur, by listening to many examples and comparing them with each other.
Auscultation remains one of the basic skills of physical examination, providing important evidence of cardiovascular health or disease. Why then is it so poorly performed by practitioners, residents and trainees? Unfortunately, the teaching of this skill is often ineffective.
This 2019 revised Online edition includes updated chapters on:
The Online version has been supported by a special grant from the Department of Paediatrics, Dalhousie University.
First published in 2011, Teaching Heart Auscultation to Health Professionals is “a call to action with respect to teaching” (Dr. John Moore, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego). The eight contributing authors outline new, evidence based methods for teaching which can improve proficiency with the stethoscope by making teaching more effective and focussed.
Contributing Editor: John P. Finley, MD, CM
Professor, Pediatrics, Dalhousie University,
Pediatric Cardiologist, IWK Health Centre,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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