Auscultation of the heart is a key element of patient assessment, and often provides the initial indication of heart disease. Skill in the interpretation of auscultation findings requires experience and a working knowledge of normal parameters. This program adds to your knowledge base, the information that is needed to detect and evaluate heart murmurs. Factors in the pathogenesis of a heart murmur, types that may be heard, and the characteristics that distinguish one from another are emphasized.
To complete this course, you must do the following:
The material is organized around the following categories:
The purpose of this program is to provide nurses an understanding of how to interpret the different types of heart murmurs heard upon auscultation.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
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