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Lecture Overview

A concise lecture explaining a key skill set that many nurses and healthcare professionals can find daunting - listening to heart sounds! Joanne Reading, in her well-known, engaging manner explains how to auscultate normal heart sounds easily and accurately. Using simple yet memorable examples, analogies, and key tips to differentiate between normal and abnormal heart sounds, this lecture is not to be missed!


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Joanne Reading

Joanne Reading is a clinical educator within the 42 bed ICU at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, which also services critically ill patients from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Royal Women’s Hospital. Joanne holds a critical care graduate certificate and a master of health science with a focus on education. She is also the author of her own nursing education website called “Blogging for your Noggin”. With a special interest in all things cardiac and respiratory. Joanne is passionate about ensuring that education not only fosters critical thinking but is entertaining in the process!



11 Total Rating(s)

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Pamela Gordon
19 Jul 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed a refresher on heart sounds. Wonderful presentation.

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sandra vicary
10 Jul 2019

well presented in terms that was easily understood

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Donna Hope
07 Jul 2019

The most interesting and informative lecture I have heard on heart sounds, thankyou.

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Darren Matthew O'Hehir
27 Jun 2019

Slosh-ing IN, Slosh-ing IN, a stiff wall, a stiff wall... An excellent Ausmed lecture. Thanks

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Ze Liu
24 Jun 2019

S3 slosh in S4 A stiff wall S3 is close to S2, relate to aortic sloshing problem, like CHF S4 is close to S3, relate to ventricle stiff problem, like cardiac hypertrophy.

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Loraine Pennycuick
24 Jun 2019

Another excellent and informative lecture by Joanne Reading. I feel much more confident to identify the abnormal from the normal heart sounds since listening to this lecture.

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Chung Him Tong
23 Jun 2019

Well presented, definitely increase my confidence in assessing heart sound.

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Melissa kendon
20 Jun 2019

Very useful topic and more people should watch this educator