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In-Person Seminar

Advanced Stethoscope Assessment Skills

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In-Person Seminars |  Continuing Education |  Other
Mona Dawson, DNP, APRN, RN, GNP-BC
Course Levels:
Intermediate to Advanced
1-Day Event
Not Applicable
Region 10 ESC - Abrams Location - Richardson, Texas



Target Audience

RN, CNS, LPN/LVN, NP, RT, EMT/Paramedic, PA

Course Description

This intensive one-day workshop provides the individual healthcare provider with the information needed to recognize and understand the production of sounds within the human body. Rather than memorizing sounds, the physiology of normal and abnormal sounds is presented with the use of audiovisual aids. Practice sessions enable the provider to accurately distinguish normal and abnormal sounds and recognize the significance of the sounds heard. The goals of this class are identifying strategies of treatment needs based on assessment findings and developing the confidence to use the stethoscope to assist in performing a thorough and accurate assessment. Please wear comfortable, loose clothes and bring your stethoscope!

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the differences in stethoscopes and how to properly use your tool.
  • Demonstrate a complete abdominal assessment.
  • Identify organs and broken bones using the stethoscope.
  • Identify the requirements for an adequate cardiac auscultation.
  • Learn how to use the Handy Heart Simulator to duplicate heart sounds.

Contact Hours

ANCC Approved

ANCC Accredited Provider


Contact Hours: 7 


MED-ED, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


MED-ED, Inc. is an approved provider by the following State Boards of Nursing: Florida/FBN 50-1286 and California #CEP10453.

Course Materials


Mona Dawson, DNP, APRN, RN, GNP-BC's Profile

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Mona Dawson is a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner who received her BSN and MSN from Texas A&M in Corpus Christi; her postmaster's Gerontological Nurse Practitioner from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and her Doctorate in Nursing from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Her entire nursing career has been dedicated to the older adult population and the frail elderly found in the geriatric field of nursing. She currently practices as an Advance Practice Gerontological Nurse making house calls to residents in their home environment. She has been a featured speaker for clubs, organizations and long-term care facilities for the past 17 years. Through her past position as the director of the CareGiver Research Institute at Angelo State University, Dr. Dawson’s clinical research helped the older adult and frail elderly in their role as a “spousal caregiver.” Dr. Dawson’s local and national presentations have helped many nurses gain a better understanding of the assessment process of the geriatric population. Dr. Dawson’s mission is to increase the assessment skills of all healthcare providers, thus promoting better patient outcomes.

General Information

Tuition Includes

Program Handout, Electronic PowerPoint Slides and CE Certificate.

The Day Of

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Items to Bring to the Seminar

All attendees should bring their stethoscopes and wear loose clothing. Latex balloons will be used.


Region 10 ESC
Bluebonnet Room
904 Abrams Rd
Richardson, TX 75081


Complimentary parking is available.

Hosting Hospital

Hosting Hospital

Region 10 ESC

In conjunction with...

MED-ED, Inc. A Leader in Nursing Continuing Education


How to Register

Registration for this seminar is being handled through the hosting hospital.
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Location Map

Region 10 ESC - Abrams Location

904 Abrams Rd., Richardson, Texas 75081, United States
(972) 348-1750


Day 1
Date/Time: Mon, Jul 24, 2023 - 08:00A to 04:30P (CDT)

Contact Hours: 7

Topics Covered

  • Stethoscope Skills
    Proper Usage of a Stethoscope | Properly Identify the Sounds You Hear | Sound = Movement
  • Auscultated Assisted Percussion
    When It is Just You and Your Scope | What You Weren’t Taught in School | You Can’t Memorize Sounds
  • Auscultate Before You Palpate!
    Big or Small Body | What the Research Says | Bowel Obstructions
  • “I Can’t Hear You”
    Lung Location | Atelectasis | Aspiration | Asthma | Pulmonary Edema | Pulmonary Hypertension
  • My Heart Only Beats for You
    Blood Flow and What it Means | Valve Locations | Good Heart, Bad Heart
  • Don’t Murmur, Speak Up!
    Detection and Grading Murmurs | Bedside Teaching | Don’t be Afraid of a Broken Heart