Auscultation Study Day

Auscultation is a key clinical assessment skill which enhances a healthcare professional’s ability to understand the clinical presentation before them. It can assist in differential diagnosis, enable recognition of acute respiratory changes beyond the patients usual, as well as be used to measure the efficacy of treatment.

Our Auscultation Study Day, accredited by the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care (ACPRC), has proved hugely popular with nurses and physiotherapists alike.

This day is suitable for anyone wishing to learn or consolidate previous learning on how to auscultate accurately, interpret their findings and integrate this into the clinical picture.

This full day course offers the unique opportunity to learn and/or consolidate the key respiratory clinical assessment skill of auscultation. The course is highly practical and interactive and includes:

  • Revision of pulmonary and surface anatomy including the use of 3D anatomical images and video clips
  • Audio clips of real life auscultation sounds
  • Practical demonstrations and opportunity for practice of auscultation technique, revision of surface anatomy and extended respiratory assessment skills
  • Supporting key clinical assessment techniques including respiratory assessment and palpation techniques
  • Consolidation of learning via case studies and quizzes

Feedback from previous courses includes:

“Please carry on the wonderful work in order for us to practice safely, sensitively and with further knowledge”. Anon, Practice Nurse, Kent. (November 2011)

“I thought the course was brilliant for updating my learning needs, very appropriate and it was nice to have a range of professionals to learn from”. Alex Hough, Junior Physiotherapist, Kent. (October 2011)

“It was a very useful, helpful and insightful day” Zoe Boakes, Student Nurse, Kent. (October 2011)

“An excellent study day, pitched right. A good balance of presentations and practical” Sue O’Byrne Lead Nurse, Community Cardiology Team, Kent (September 2011)

The courses are run throughout the year at a variety of venues. If you are interested in attending please email for further information on dates and prices.