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Advanced Stethoscope Assessment Skills

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Advanced Stethoscope Assessment Skills Live Webinar-Gloucester Nurses Association (March 20, 2021)
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Mona Dawson, DNP, GNP-BC, RN
Course Levels:
Intermediate to Advanced
8 Hours 30 Minutes
Access for 35 day(s) after program date.



Target Audience

RN, CNS, LPN/LVN, NP, RT, EMT/Paramedic, Tech, 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.

Important Note

The speaker for this live webinar is requesting all attendees bring the following 3 items to the live webinar.

1. Stethoscope
2. Balloon filled with air
3. Balloon filled with water

Contact Hours

AARC Approved

American Association for Respiratory Care


7 Category 1 CRCE Hours


This program is approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).

Course Materials


Mona Dawson, DNP, GNP-BC, RN'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.


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